He's been the closer for the last couple of years, played some unbelievable knocks and assesses the game really well. In a tough fight, men in blue won 500th ODI game and take a 2-0 lead against Australia in this five-match ODI series.
Occupying 120 balls, Kohli's 116 took him into equal second place with Rohit Sharma behind Sachin Tendulkar's nine for the most 50-over centuries against Australia with seven apiece.
Chasing a target of 251 runs, the visitors were dismissed for 242 runs in 49.3 overs. But Kohli completed his century before getting out in the 48th over by Cummins.
On 18 March 2018, India celebrated one of their most stunning last-ball wins in global cricket, when Dinesh Karthik slapped a six with five runs needed off the final delivery of the Nidahas Trophy final against Bangladesh at Colombo. Handing the ball to Shankar at the make-or-break situation was a bold decision by Kohli. Pat Cummins came in and was caught behind by MS Dhoni for a duck. That is exactly what happened. Following his 45 against New Zealand in Wellington during the recent series, the chairman of selectors M.S.K. Prasad said that Vijay Shankar has changed the dynamics of team's choices.
"It's always nice to speak to Rohit, he's the vice captain".
The chase stopped at the striker's end and all this effort resulted in a hug from MS Dhoni. "Invariably they're all on the same page", said Kohli. He along with Indian captain knitted a crucial 67-run stand for the 7th wicket to stem the fall of wickets.More news: 'There are more questions still to answer,' Trudeau says as Philpott quits
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"We wanted to bat first, pretty much a no-brainer".
Shankar earlier scored 46 and was only bowling his second over of the match, having been hammered for 13 during his first over. "He looks like he got so much time".
"This kind of a pitch was tailormade for Kedar Jadhav, he was actually keen to bowl the last over as well".
A fan invaded the ground before the start of the Australian innings during the second ODI at Nagpur and tried to shake the hand of MS Dhoni but the Indian wicketkeeper turned out to be a slippery customer. We knew the longer the game went on, the harder it was going to get to score.
"I feel like every time we walk on the field we're a real shot of winning a game, no matter the circumstances".