A stupendous batting display by the flamboyant batsman Virat Kohli helped improve India’s chances of qualifying for the Commonwealth Bank ODI tri-series. It also sent the entire country into rapture of joy.

 

Kolhi’s family joined the nation in expressing their joy and pride as the 23-year old was named Man of the Match on Tuesday. Kohli’s brother hailed his match-winning performance.

 

After making mockery of Sri Lanka’s daunting score with a career-best knock of 133* at Hobart on Tuesday, Virat Kohli quickly called up his coach Rajkumar Sharma to get the first reaction from his mentor.

 

Kohli’s ferocious knock not only gave India the win they desperately needed, but also helped them gain a crucial bonus point to stay in the hunt for a place in the CB Series finals. India now require hosts Australia to beat Sri Lanka in the last group match in Melbourne on Friday to stay ahead of Sri Lanka on the tally board.

 

Kohli smashed an unbeaten 133 as India chased down a mammoth 321-run target in under 37 overs in Hobart.