Bhuvneshwar Kumar: Virat Kohli's expression after getting 100 vs WI showed how badly he wanted to score runs

Virat Kohli got his 42nd ODI hundred against West Indies in the 2nd ODI on Sunday after a gap of five months. He had scored four fifties in the World Cup 2019 but was unable to get to triple digits.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar: Virat Kohli's expression after getting 100 vs WI showed how badly he wanted to score runsBhuvneshwar Kumar: Virat Kohli's expression after getting 100 vs WI showed how badly he wanted to score runs
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Indian fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar praised skipper Virat Kohli after the latter got his 42nd ODI hundred against West Indies at Trinidad on Sunday. The rain-affected match eventually went in India's favour as they won by 59 runs. 

On Sunday, Kohli scored his first international hundred in five months (he did get a ton in the IPL, however). He had scored four fifties in the World Cup 2019 but was unable to get a triple-figure mark in England. Against Windies, he struck 120 runs, which took him past Sourav Ganguly's run tally in the format, and also saw him become the highest run-scorer against West Indies. 

After getting his ton, the captain reacted aggressively, which showed how eager he was to get runs under his belt. 



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"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.

"It was a good outing with the bat," Kohli said at the post-match presentation. "It feels good to get a hundred when the team wanted me to get one. Shikhar and Rohit didn't get a big one. One of the top three has always got the big one. A senior man had to step up and today was my opportunity to step up."

Both teams will play the last ODI at Trinidad on Wednesday, with the two Test matches following.

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