Virat Kohli's Top 5 ODI Tons

image-lkkruuxkVirat Kohli [Twitter]

Virat Kohli, the former Indian skipper, has mesmerised the world with his exceptional ODI batting prowess. Kohli started his ODI career vs Sri Lanka at Rangiri Dambulla International 2008, where he played as an opener for the team and showcased himself as a commendable player with his majestic knocks. Virat Kohli has played 274 ODIs slamming 12898 runs till now. 

Within this remarkable journey of his, there have been countless unforgettable performances. Still, these top five ODI innings stand as a testament to his greatness, redefining the standards on the cricket field.

183 vs. Pakistan

image-lkkvorocVirat Kohli against Pakistan [Twitter]

The Indian star player left the world spellbound with a breathtaking display of batting brilliance against arch-rival, Pakistan in 2012 at Shere Bangla Stadium. He showcased his ability to single-handedly dismantle the opposition's attack, where he scored monumental 183 off 148 balls.

 166* vs. Sri Lanka

image-lkksmjaeVirat Kohli scored 166* Vs Sri Lanka [Twitter]

In a more recent classic against Sri Lanka at Greenfield International Stadium, Kohli's unbeaten 166 knock off 110 balls with 13 fours and eight sixes helped out India scored a enormous tally of 390 against Sri Lanka in the third ODI stood as a testament to his insatiable hunger for runs. Commanding the crease with authority, he forged partnerships and accelerated at will, leaving the visitors clueless. Kohli hammered his 46th ODI Century against Sri Lanka in the home venue.

160* vs South Africa

image-lkkvrkfcVirat Kohli against South Africa [Twitter]

In 2018, during the 3rd ODI against South Africa on their home turf, the Indian batsman scored a magnificent 160 off 159 balls including 12-fours and 2-sixes, showcasing the true qualities of a champion. This outstanding performance led India to a resounding 124-run victory and secured an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the series. 

Notably, Kohli became the first Indian batsman to achieve a century against South Africa at Newlands and it was Kohli's 34th ODI hundred and his 3rd century against South Africa in ODIs.

157* vs West Indies 

image-lkkuqs9pVirat Kohli against West Indies [Twitter]

The clash against the West Indies in 2018 witnessed The former Indian captain's brilliance at its peak. His unbeaten 157, which includes 13-fours and 4-sixes, helped India set up the massive total of 321 against West Indies in the 2nd ODI, showcased his ability to anchor an innings with surgical precision, striking the ball with a mix of elegance and raw power. Kohli hammered his 37th ODI century. However, the innings were a prime example of his mettle to thrive under pressure.

154* vs. New Zealand 

image-lkkut1ltVirat Kohli against New Zealand [Twitter]

In a showdown with Zealand tour of India 5-match, Kohli's unbeaten 154 off facing 134-balls including 16-fours and a six elevated him to cricketing eminence. With audacious shot-making and a calm demeanor, he dismantled the Kiwi bowling attack with clinical precision. The innings was an artistically crafted masterpiece, epitomising the grace and technical prowess that makes Kohli a true cricketing genius. In 2016, Kohli blasted his 26th One-day international century in Mohali against New Zealand.

In the annals of Indian cricket, Virat Kohli's top five ODI innings are legendary examples of his exceptional talent and relentless drive for success. Kohli has shattered numerous ODI records and is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen.