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Kohli’s 42nd century in Trinidad was also the India captain’s first hundred since March 2019 and his fourth of the year. @ AFP

Virat Kohli ended a five-month drought for an ODI century when he smashed a 125-ball 120 to set up India’s 59-run win over West Indies in the second one-day international in challenging conditions at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad on Sunday.

This was also the India captain’s first hundred since March 2019 and his fourth of the year. Kohli, who had registered five half-centuries in the 2019 ICC World Cup, scored 445 runs at an average of over 50, but had not scored a hundred.

In a chat with team-mate Yuzvendra Chahal, Kohli admitted fatigue did catch up with him.

“It was important for me to stay at the crease. As a side, we try that one of our top three batsmen goes on to play a big knock. Shikhar (Dhawan) and Rohit (Sharma) have done that for us in the past, and today I was able to do it. Honestly, I was tired when I reached the score of 65, but the situation demanded me to work hard for every run,” Kohli told Chahal on ‘Chahal TV’ which was posted by the BCCI’s Twitter handle after the second ODI.

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Chahal found the lighter side to Kohli’s revelation and remarked: “Breaking News: Even our skipper gets tired”.

If his exploits with the bat was not enough, Kohli also displayed his brilliance in the field when he picked up a splendid one-handed catch that saw the end of Evin Lewis. He said that he always tries his best to contribute in all departments of the game.

“It was a challenging day. My mindset is to just keep on working hard for the team. If you do not give your 100 per cent to the team, then I do not think you are doing justice to the team,” Kohli said.

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Meanwhile, during the tour of West Indies, plenty of videos are doing the rounds of Kohli breaking into a jig with the Windies players specially with his former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team-mate Chris Gayle. “I just enjoy myself on the field. I am in a good headspace so whenever I hear music, I feel like dancing,” Kohli said.

“I just want to enjoy myself on the field. Doesn’t matter if I am the captain or not, I don’t want to get into a typical mould that I have to stand in a particular manner.

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“God has given us such a wonderful life and opportunity to play for the country, so I think it is important to enjoy these small moments.”

India defeated West Indies by 59 runs, owing to Duckworth-Lewis in the second ODI. Both teams next face each other in the third and final ODI on August 14 (Wednesday) in Trinidad.