The century deficiency of Virat Kohli now seems a distant memory as he has scored back-to-back centuries in ODI cricket for the first time in over three years. On Tuesday, Kohli moved up to his 45th century in the match against Sri Lanka, taking India’s total score above the 350-run mark. Kohli’s feat of scoring two consecutive centuries, not only helped India post an impressive total, but also sent his fans into a frenzy. One of the biggest thrills of the occasion was when Kohli equaled his cricketing icon and India legend Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most ODI centuries. Tendulkar has 20 centuries in ODI cricket at home, the same number as Kohli now. It has been a remarkable run for Kohli since his return to form after his late slump.
He has shown the same intensity and focus that has made him one of the most successful modern-day cricketers. Kohli’s back-to-back centuries in ODIs might have some people believing that it may be the start of another indomitable run for the former India captain. He has certainly silenced his countless critics and haters, who possibly thought Kohli’s days of domination were numbered. Kohli may have ticked the boxes off easily this time, but the test of his endurance will be put to the fore in the upcoming matches against Australia.