It is no secret that former West Indies legend Sir Vivian Richards is a big fan of India captain Virat Kohli. It was once again evident for everyone to see when Kohli played an uncharacteristic shot to find a boundary. It was not one of his trademark shots, but the way he executed it stunned Viv. Holder was bowling when Kohli made room for himself by moving towards the leg side to open up the off. He was successful as he timed the ball brilliantly from the middle of the bat and it went for a boundary.
Sir Viv, who was in the commentary box during that time, said, ‘I would be happy to have Played that Shot when I was playing”.
Sir Vivian Richards on Virat Kohli: ‘I would have liked to play that shot when I was playing.’
Virat Kohli scored his 43rd ODI Hundred, became the first player to score 20,000+ runs in a decade.
— OpIndia Cricket (@OpIndiaCricket) August 15, 2019
Virat Kohli-led Team India thrashed Jason Holder and Co by six wickets in third ODI to win the three-match series 2-0 at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad. The Indian skipper slammed his 43rd ODI century to make the mountain chase of 255 runs in 35 overs look ridiculously easy and was adjudged the man of the match for the same. Kohli was assisted by middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer as the duo stitched a 120-run partnership to help the visitors recover from a top-order collapse.
Iyer cemented his position in the Indian middle-order by presenting a strong case for himself in the final game of the three-match series. Iyer, who joined Virat Kohli after Pant’s dismissal, played the role of an anchorman as he steadied India’s ship with skipper Kohli. The Mumbaikar notched up his third ODI fifty before getting dismissed for 65 off just 41 balls. Kohli, on the other hand, remained unbeaten at 114 from 99 balls to make sure India crossed the line without any hiccups.