Virat Kohli has managed to have rediscovered his Midas touch with the bat during the second One-Day International against West Indies at the Port of Spain on Sunday. Kohli had come into bat in the very first over after opener Shikhar Dhawan was trapped in front of the wicket by pacer Sheldon Cotterell off the third delivery. The Indian skipper then stabilised the innings with his deputy Rohit Sharma. Virat also scored his 55th ODI half-century but, there was yet another important milestone which he had achieved.
You have heard it right. By the virtue of his entertaining knock, the 30-year-old has now become the leading run-scorer against West Indies in ODI's . In fact, he only needed to score 19 runs to achieve this feat.
The Captain Fearless has now surpassed former Pakistan batsman Javed Miandad. At the same time, the Delhi cricketer has also broken the 1992 World Cup-winner's 26-year-old record. Miandad has 1930 runs against West Indies from 64 innings whereas, Virat has amassed 1912 runs in just 34 innings.
Skipper Kohli took to Twitter to post a video of the #BottleCapChallenge. He announced his arrival with a caption that read 'Better late than never'. Indian coach Ravi Shastri's booming voice, a tape from his commentary days in the past, booms in the background as the star batsman takes on the challenge. Such was the sync between the skipper and coach that the former's actions went hand-in-hand with the latter's words.
Watch the video here:
After wrapping up a 3-0 T20 series over the hosts, the Men in blue have now set their eyes on their next target - the ODI series. India will be hoping to get a full game in the second match after the first game was abandoned due to heavy downpour in Guyana on Thursday.