Virat Kohli century in ICC Cricket World Cup elicits mixed opinions. The crowd at Pune’s MCA stadium let out a joyful roar when Virat Kohli finally hit a six off of Nasum Ahmed of Bangladesh, marking his 48th one-day international (ODI) hundred. Kohli ended his unbeaten effort with 103 runs off of 97 balls, which helped India beat Bangladesh by seven wickets and win their fourth straight tournament game on Thursday. On the other hand, cricket fans and experts talked a lot on social media about how the last few balls of India’s innings went.
Virat Kohli century in ICC Cricket World Cup elicits mixed opinions
Once the former India captain had hit 81, he turned down at least five possible singles. His batting partner, Rahul, later explained why he made this choice. Rahul said, “He (Kohli) wasn’t sure; he said, ‘It wouldn’t look good to just take the single.'” It’s still the World Cup, which is a big event, and I don’t want to look like I’m only focused on that. Rahul went on to say, “But I said, ‘I mean, we’re almost there, and it looks like we’ll win easily, so why not go for the milestone if you can?'” He finally took that advice to heart. I also had no plans to take those singles. Rahul also scored 34 runs and was not out yet.