Virat Kohli notched his 38th ODI century, his fourth century on the trot against the West Indies during the third ODI on  Saturday. @ AFP
Virat Kohli notched his 38th ODI century, his fourth century on the trot against the West Indies during the third ODI on Saturday. @ AFP

India captain Virat Kohli added another feather to his illustrious cap after becoming the first Indian cricketer to score three consecutive centuries in ODI cricket. Kohli achieved the feat during India’s third ODI against West Indies albeit for a losing cause.

Kohli, who notched his 38th ODI century, also registered his fourth century on the trot against the West Indies.

Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar, a known fan of the Indian skipper, was overawed by Kohli’s latest achievement and posed a tough challenge.

“Guwahati. Visakhapatnam. Pune. Virat Kohli is something else man with three ODI hundreds in a row, the first India batsman to achieve that .. what a great run machine he is .. Keep it up cross 120 hundred mark as I set up for you,” Akhtar, who picked 247 wickets in 163 ODIs, tweeted on Saturday.

What has made Kohli stand from the rest in his insatiable hunger for runs, something he does not wish to boast about. “I don’t want to talk about my batting. It is a bit embarrassing when people ask you the same thing again and again,” Kohli said after the match in Pune on Saturday.

After levelling the scores in Vizag, West Indies levelled the series 1-1 with a 43-run in Pune. The fourth ODI will be held at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on October 29 (Monday).