India’s Ravichandran Ashwin spun on Twitter for Virat Kohli after his 45th ODI century The virus has spread On the microblogging platform. After Rohit Sharma and company started batting in the first ODI against Sri Lanka, R Ashwin predicted Virat Kohli would score 73 in Guwahati on Tuesday. In the end, his prediction turned out to be correct Delhi born cricketer He went on to smash his 45th international cap hundred against Dasun Shanaka’s side.
“Let’s take a guess, how many of you think we’ll score 400+ with 73rd for @imVkohli? #INDvSL,” Ravichandran Ashwin tweeted during the Indian innings after Sri Lanka captain Dason Chanaka won the toss and opted to bowl.
After Virat Kohli completed his work 73 tons in international cricketR Ashwin wrote again: “Jinxing is exaggerated.”
His tweet instantly went viral on the microblogging platform and has already scored more than 415k views and more than 10,000 likes.
Ravichandran Ashwin’s funny take on Virat Kohli’s hit also garnered a plethora of reactions from netizens who praised the players on the social network.
“People doubted him in T20 WC, he played the best ever T20 role against Pakistan, top run scorer in T20 WC.
People talking about his retirement 4 months ago, he was hitting 100 ODI runs. Best ever comeback in cricket history, hats off to #KingKohli,” a fan of Virat Kohli tweeted.
Another added, “I knew Virat would score 100 the moment I put in my last tweet… We have great confidence in Ashwin’s cricketing.”
A third asked him, “Just say now that India will win the World Cup this year.”
“That is why Ravichandran Ashwin Anna is a cricket scientist, and his anticipation and perfection are both better than Nasa’s,” said a fourth.
On the other hand, some disagreed with him and mocked him by posting memes in response to his tweet.
Now ash na 😁😁. !!! 400😉 next pic.twitter.com/qKAlU1YWOH
– Dr. Arun 🇮🇳 (@Im4run) January 10, 2023
Thank you Ash Anna for fighting your jinx 🤣🤣@Ashwinravi99pic.twitter.com/rHeq8RlEIS
– Tom Gravestone (Whygravestone) January 10, 2023
Just for fun 🤣 pic.twitter.com/a4AZQnHKZn
– MSD SUDHAR😻❤ (@mersal_sudhar) January 10, 2023
Virat Kohli broke a string of Sachin Tendulkar’s records on his way to his 45th century against Sri Lanka in Guwahati.
Among Sachin Tendulkar’s world records, Virat Kohli broke during his thrilling innings against the Lankan Lions to become the fastest to reach 45 hundreds and 12,500 runs in One-Day Internationals.
While Sachin Tendulkar needed 424 runs to complete his 45 ton haul in ODIs, the Delhi-born batter only required 257 runs to get there. In addition, Virat Kohli has made 12,500 runs in 257 ODI innings, ahead of Little Master who has done so on 310.
Virat Kohli also has more than centuries in international cricket as an opener.
Besides the above milestones, he became the first man to score at least nine centuries against two different teams in ODI cricket.
Previously, Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar had 9-tons each against West Indies and Australia respectively. The legendary cricketers amassed 8 hundreds each against Sri Lanka as well. But with his century against Dasun Shanaka and his men, Virat Kohli now stands alone in the list with 9 centuries against both Sri Lanka and the West Indies.
The 34-year-old was matching Sachin Tendulkar’s record of scoring the most centuries on home soil, too. Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli now have 20 tons each in India.
The number of strokes it took Virat Kohli to get there though was much less compared to Sachin Tendulkar. While Little Master needed 160 runs to hit his 20 hundred in ODIs at home, India No. 3 accomplished the feat in just 99 strokes.
Virat Kohli came in at the crease after captain Rohit Sharma and opening partner Shubman gave India’s generation a solid start with both men in the fifties. Young Shopman Gill was the first to fall after scoring 70 off 60 balls. On the other hand, Rohit Sharma looked good at reaching his hundred but played to be dismissed for 83 from 67 deliveries.
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli started his innings in impressive fashion with a number of straight drives to the boundary just below the ground. Once Rohit Sharma left, the Delhi-born cricketer played the role of plate anchor to perfection taking singles and doubles and hitting an odd boundary to keep the scoreboard ticking.
But once India neared the 300-run mark, Virat Kohli picked up the pace and subsequently lifted his No. 45 in a 50-over form. It was the 34-year-old’s second consecutive century in ODIs after he ended a three-year wait for a ton In the second shortest version of the game in Bangladesh last year.
After failing to pass the 100th mark in over a thousand days, Virat Kohli has now hit three tons in the last four months, starting with his maiden 20th century against Bangladesh in the UAE Asian Cup in September.
It was also 73 tons for Kohli in international cricket. He is only behind Sachin Tendulkar in terms of international hundreds. Tendulkar is the only cricketer to hit 100 centuries – 49 in ODIs and 51 in Tests.