Virat Kohli honoured by DDCA for completing 50 international hundreds
Thursday 30th of November 2017
Virat Kohli has 51 international hundreds, out of which 32 have come in ODIs and 19 in Tests.
Virat Kohli was felicitated by the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) on Wednesday for scoring 50 centuries in international cricket.
The felicitation was a part of the first annual DDCA Conclave.
The 29-year-old was handed over mementos by former India spinner Bishan Singh Bedi for his fantastic performances.
"It is indeed an honour to receive the award from Bishan Sir. From not understanding the importance of fitness and running away from him in Under 15, 16 and 19 cricket only because he made us train too much to training becoming my lifeline now is something that he is doing for. To be able to be among them as a captain of the Indian cricket team...is indeed a dream come true for me and a huge honour," Kohli said at the DDCA ceremony.
"Hopefully I'll be able to do the work I've been able to do till now along with my team and hope to bring many more laurels to our country," he added.
The Indian captain has been on a rampaging run, decimating opposition bowling attacks for fun. He had scored double centuries in four successive Test series. He started with a 200 against West Indies and then scored 211 against New Zealand back in October last year.
But that was just the start of his dominance at home as he continued his form against England with a 235 and then took Bangladesh bowlers to the cleaners for a relatively quick-fire 204.
He stumbled somewhat against Australia in the following Border-Gavaskar Trophy, finishing the series with only 46 runs from three matches. He bounced back again with an unbeaten 103 against Sri Lanka in their backyard.
In the reverse tour from Sri Lanka, the hosts were under the weather in Kolkata. Kohli was dismissed for a duck (his fifth in Test cricket) in the first innings but roared back in the second with a scintillating 104 not out.
The Indian captain, who is the leading run-getter in the ODIs this year, also has six hundreds in the 50-overs format. The 29-year-old also has nine fifties across formats.
In ODIs, Kohli reached his 32nd hundred in the 50-overs format in the first match against New Zealand, surpassing Ricky Ponting in the list of most hundreds. He is only behind the Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar who has 49.
Source : http://indiatoday.intoday.in/