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Virat Kohli badly wanted a ton: Bhuvneshwar Kumar

On Sunday, Kohli — who hit five consecutive half-centuries in the recently concluded World Cup but failed to convert any — ended his five-month drought for an ODI hundred with a brilliant 120-run knock.

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Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who returned with the figures of 4 for 31 in the 2nd ODI against West Indies, was all praise for his skipper Virat Kohli who ended a long patch of century-drought in the 50-over format with a classic ton.

On Sunday, Kohli — who hit five consecutive half-centuries in the recently concluded World Cup but failed to convert any — ended his five-month drought for an ODI hundred with a brilliant 120-run knock.

Meanwhile, the ‘run machine’ also went past Sourav Ganguly on the list of most runs scored in ODIs.

After reaching the century-mark at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad, Kohli reacted aggressively which showed how eager he was to break the shackles and come back to his usual attitude of scoring hundreds.

“From Virat’s expression you know he badly wanted to score a hundred, not because he was out of form but because he was getting out on 70s and 80s. He is always known for scoring big runs,” said Kumar speaking at the post-match press conference.

Talking about the match, India defeated West Indies by 59 runs (DLS method), thus taking an unassailable 1-0 lead in the three-match rubber.

The final match will be played at the same venue on Wednesday.

(With inputs from IANS)