Twitterati hail Kedar Jadhav’s genius on Twitter AFP

Eoin Morgan s England might have felt smug after they posted 350 for 7 against India in the first of the three-ODI series at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune on January 15, 2017. They were buoyed by fifties from Jason Roy (73), Joe Root (78), and Ben Stokes (62). England must have had their tails up after they reduced India to 63 for 4, but Virat Kohli ended up doing a Virat Kohli and scored 122. However, unlike most Kohli hundreds, this was not the best innings of the match: Kedar Jadhav (120) stole the show, adding exactly 200 for the fifth wicket with his captain. The finishing touches were provided by Hardik Pandya, who remained unbeaten on 40.

As always, cricket fraternity as well as a cohort of fans made their presence felt on Twitter after India s 3-wicket win. While Kohli has been a favourite of fans, Jadhav had certainly won quite a few fans with his spectacular innings in his hometown an inning that even Kohli said he was stunned by. Here is a selection of tweets from the match:

Michael Vaughan is certainly not hesitant to use his superlatives.

Photograph of the day: the soft side of Hardik. https://twitter.com/sachin_rt/status/820677350941716480 Sachin Tendulkar came out with his customary tweet, unspectacular yet correct.

Aakash Chopra pointed out the most significant difference between the two sides.

Mohammad Kaif would know. After all, he had pulled off a near-similar chase back in 2002…

Only Virender Sehwag…

He also turned up at his outrageous best today.

Harbhajan spares no word while lauding his captain.

The first four words sum up limited-overs cricket in 2017.

Kohli was not happy today with his teammates running between the wickets. He simply was not.

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