Virat Kohli becomes first Indian batsman to score 3 consecutive ODI centuries

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 27, 2018, 07.52 PM(IST)

File photo of Indian skipper Virat Kohli. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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Virat Kohli recently became the fastest player to reach 10,000 ODI runs.

Virat Kohli created a record, yet again, as he became the first Indian batsman to score three consecutive centuries in the one-day format.

Kohli, who is also the fastest player to reach 10,000 ODI runs, slammed 38th one-day century of his career.

Virat scored centuries in previous two matches of the same series. He scored 140 in the first ODI and an unbeaten 157 in the second. After today's ton, he became the first Indian player score three consecutive ODI centuries.

KC Sangakkara (Sri Lanka), Zaheer Abbas (Pakistan), Saeed Anwar (Pakistan), HH Gibbs (South Africa), AB de Villiers (South Africa), Q de Kock (South Africa), LRPL Taylor (New Zealand), Babar Azam (Pakistan) and JM Bairstow (England) are other players who have achieved same feat.

Virat completed 100 runs with an easy single but did not celebrate his achievement. Blank-faced Kohli just raised his bat and signalled the teammates to not celebrate. 

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Kohli has made one thing very clear that India is preparing for the ICC World Cup 2019 when he said, "We want the guys who will be part of the World Cup to play as much as possible," after winning today's toss.

"It's a great honour for me to represent my country and even after playing 10 years, I don't feel like I am entitled to anything here. You still have to work hard for every run that you score at the international level," Kohli told BCCI.TV after reaching 10k milestone.