Virat Kohli pummels Afghanistan to bring up elusive 71st international century

Virat Kohli’s 71st international hundred has finally arrived as he gets to the elusive milestone off 53 balls in the inconsequential Super4 clash against Afghanistan. His game against spin has been the highlight of his knock, with his focus squarely on timing the ball rather than applying brute force. He used his crease well and punishing anything good or bad on a sublime pitch.

As Virat Kohli broke his lengthy drought of international hundreds, the tributes, praise and admiration flowed on Twitter from well-wishers, peers and the cricket fraternity. The master batter is only behind Tendulkar with 71 international hundreds under his belt.