New Delhi: Imperious Virat Kohli celebrated India's superb weekend by scoring his 26th ODI hundred during the third match of the New Zealand series on Sunday at Mohali.
After producing a 151-run stand between skipper MS Dhoni, Kohli took over the responsibility to lead India's charge in the third ODI and reached the landmark with a single off the first ball of the 41st over, bowled by James Neesham.
India won a third successive Kabaddi World Cup title yesterday, beating Iran in the final at Ahmedabad. Then, early today, the men's hockey team defeated arch-rivals and defending champions Pakistan in a preliminary game of the ongoing Asian Champions Trophy in Malaysia.
Keeping Indian sports fans happy was also Dhoni, who became the first wicketkeeper batsman to affect 150+ stumpings. He also became the third wicketkeeper to score 9000+ runs in ODIs, joining the legends Kumar Sangakkara and Adam Gilchrist.
In the process, be became the fifth Indian to reach the 9000-run mark, after Mohammad Azharuddin (9378), Sachin Tendulkar (18,426), Sourav Ganguly (11,363) and Rahul Dravid (10,889).
Besides, the skipper overtook Sachin Tendulkar as the Indian player with most sixes. He hit three sixes in his 91-ball 80-run knock. He now holds the record for most sixes by a captain, overtaking Ricky Ponting.
For Kohli, it's just the continuation of good form. He had previously led India to a series whitewash in the three-match Test series.
He is now fourth in the all-time list of century makers, only behind Tendulkar (49), Ponting (30) and Sanath Jayasuria (28).