South Africa legend AB de Villiers picks his personal favourite ODI century from Virat Kohli – CWC 2023
Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers share a legendary bond both on and off the cricket field. Their camaraderie has been a key factor in the success of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), where they formed a formidable partnership. Beyond the IPL, their friendship extends to the international stage, where they’ve played against each other as a rival but still maintained mutual respect and admiration.
Virat Kohli’s great run in the ODI World Cup 2023
In the ODI World Cup 2023, Kohli has been in exceptional form, showcasing his skill, consistency, and batting qualities. His performances with the bat have been pivotal in India’s journey to the final. The 35-year-old has been currently leading the batting chart in the tournament with 711 runs in ten games under his belt. Kohli’s ability to anchor the innings and play match-winning knocks has been a highlight of the tournament, making him a crucial asset for the Indian team.
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AB de Villiers reflects on the century from Virat Kohli in ODIs he admires the most
When it comes to De Villiers’ personal favourite Kohli’s century in ODIs, it’s a testament to Kohli’s prolific career. The 39-year-old has often expressed admiration for Kohli’s batting prowess, and picking a favorite century from Kohli’s numerous remarkable innings is no easy task. Whether it’s the aggressive stroke play, the masterful chases, or the sheer dominance, Kohli’s centuries are a treat for cricket fans worldwide.
However De Villiers pointed to the significance of Kohli’s 50th ODI century and called it his favourite. This remarkable ton came in the crucial semi-final of the CWC 2023 against New Zealand. The South African stalwart candidly went on to mention that Kohli’s next century, the 51st one, against Australia in the final on Sunday (November 19), holds the potential to become his personal favourite.
“I think his last one (50th) and his 51st one on Sunday. That’s gonna be my favourite,” De Villiers said.
50 centuries in ODI! Incredible performance by Virat.
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) November 18, 2023