Virat Kohli smashed yet another hundred, taking his total tally to 41 in ODIs, eight less than Sachin Tendulkar in the 50-over format.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan, who in the past has been a vocal supporter of Virat Kohli, came in with a big statement after the match.
The Englishman first tweeted with an emoji of a goat, saying “The GOAT is at again…#Virat”.
Many differing views came from fans on Vaughan’s post, one of whom asked the former England skipper if he meant Virat Kohli was better than Don Bradman, Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara.
This was Vaughan’s emphatic answer:
Virat Kohli hit the ton, his 41st in ODIs, but India could not over the line as Australia won by 32 runs to keep the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series alive.
Virat Kohli also became the fourth Indian captain after MS Dhoni, Mohammad Azharuddin and Sourav Ganguly to score 4,000 ODI runs.
Kohli reached the landmark in his 66th ODI as skipper when he moved to 27 in Ranchi. The Indian skipper now is only eight hundreds behind Sachin Tendulkar, who had 49 ODI centuries to his name.
Following Kohli’s memorable knock, social media was abuzz with former cricketers and fans reigniting the debate of “who is the best batsman in the world?”