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'Special Player', 'Century Machine', 'Bradmanesque': Sachin Tendulkar, Harsha Bhogle And Twitterati Hail History-maker Virat Kohli

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Published:

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  • After becoming the first Indian batsman to score three ODI centuries on a trot, Virat Kohli was praised from across the world in a number of different ways
  • Famed commentator and cricket analyst Harsha Bhogle called Kohli as a 'century machine', stating cricket has never seen such batsmanship

There is no stopping Virat Kohli at the present moment. The Indian skipper, with each passing day, is breaking one record after the another. During the third ODI between India and West Indies at Pune, the 29-year-old rewrote history by becoming the first Indian batsman to score three ODI centuries on a trot.

His recent achievement sees him become just the eighth batsman in the history of ODI cricket to accomplish this feat, following the footsteps of Zaheer Abbas, Quinton de Kock, Saeed Anwar, Ross Taylor, Herschelle Gibbs, AB de Villiers and Kumar Sangakkara - the latter leading the way with four centuries in a row.

And following his stunning accomplishment, Kohli was praised from across the world in a number of different ways. Leading the way was his mentor and 'Master Blaster' Sachin Tendulkar, who termed the Indian skipper as a 'special player'.

Famed commentator and cricket analyst Harsha Bhogle called Kohli as a 'century machine', stating cricket has never seen such batsmanship.

Fans of Kohli on Twitter also heaped praise on him, with a number of them terming his recent performances and achievements as 'Bradmanesque'.

Earlier in the series, the Indian skipper had become the fastest batsman to reach the 10,000 run mark in this format. He achieved this feat in his 205th innings, overtaking his mentor Sachin Tendulkar who had reached the same number in 259 innings, while further enhancing his reputation as arguably the best ever player of this format.

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The 29-year also became the quickest player in terms of time to reach the 10k mark. In just 10 years and 68 days, he achieved this accomplishment, overtaking former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid, who had achieved the similar feat in 10 years and 317 days.

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