Gargi Raut ∙ Jan 10 2023, 11:23 AM

Poetry in motion: Virat Kohli confesses his 73rd century with sloping, sweeping, cursive shots

image-lcq4bzjlVirat Kohli before the start of the 1st ODI [Source: Associated Press]

Virat Kohli, a man who needs no introduction. The producer of historic, unforgettable and sensational knocks registers the 73rd century of his career. In the 1st ODI against Sri Lanka, the mighty Virat walked in at number 3 to once again hand a script to destiny. 

When in need, Virat comes through. India was at 143-1 when Kohli walked in on the field. Playing with a scintillating strike rate of 120, steadily building his innings in the most Kohli-esque way. 

Dropped twice, once at 52 and then at 81, destiny was at Kohli's side today. Making no mistakes, Kohli treaded towards his 73rd. 

You could search the whole world twice and never find someone like Virat Kohli. Sri Lanka, known for their stupendous spinners was somewhat a threat to the batting lineup. But Kohli read the spinners like the back of his hands. 

India got off to a flying start after Rohit Sharma's revival. Scoring 83 off 67. Meanwhile his partner on field, Shubman Gill also flexed his skills as he scored a 70 off 60 balls. 

A wildly successful batting lineup, Shreyas Iyer scored a quick 28 off 24 balls. While, KL Rahul went off track and scored 39 off 29 at the strike rate of 134.48. 

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