Aakash Chopra expressed his thoughts on Virat Kohli’s 49th ODI century, and it didn’t sit well with many on the internet.
Virat Kohli achieved a remarkable milestone by equaling Sachin Tendulkar’s record for the most centuries in One-Day Internationals (ODIs). This achievement generated a lot of buzz on social media, with fans celebrating his 49th ODI century, which he scored on his birthday.
Kohli, a right-handed batsman batting at No.3, began his innings cautiously. He took calculated risks when necessary and skillfully rotated the strike, took quick singles, and hit boundaries as needed. This approach created difficulties for the South African bowlers, even though it seemed a bit slow at times.
Aakash Chopra, a former Indian cricketer, shared his candid opinion on Virat Kohli’s achievement. He took to his official Twitter handle and made a remark about Kohli’s “obsession” with scoring centuries. He wrote, “The obsession is unreal.” This tweet garnered a lot of attention in the cricket community, with Chopra suggesting that Kohli might have slowed down his innings, particularly after reaching the 80-run mark, which lacked intent. However, some people criticized Chopra for his comment on Kohli’s achievement.
The obsession is unreal
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 5, 2023
On the other hand, some netizens believed that Kohli’s slower approach was driven by his desire to reach a personal milestone rather than taking calculated risks to make quick runs. They argued that this approach had a negative impact on the game and added pressure on the other batsmen.
It is affecting the game and the other batters.. unfortunately
— Ramkrishna Iyer (@KannanK51531500) November 5, 2023
Yes your obsession with his hundreds because it will be a dream for you always
— Pari (@BluntIndianGal) November 5, 2023
— im.abhiii (@AbhijitM97) November 5, 2023
Stick to commentary. Oh wait I forgot 😭😭😭
— aks (@ReignOfVirat) November 5, 2023
Country should be first priority not the milestone
— jay shah (parody) (@jay_shahbcci) November 5, 2023
In the match, Virat Kohli remained unbeaten with a score of 101 runs off 121 balls, including 10 fours, at a strike rate of 83.47. He was the standout performer for India. Alongside him, Shreyas Iyer also played well, contributing 77 runs off 87 balls with 10 fours and 2 sixes. Ultimately, India posted a total of 326/5 in their allotted 50 overs.