Former India captain Virat Kohli played one of the best innings of his ODI career in the third and final game against Sri Lanka on Sunday as Rohit Sharma’s team completed the 3-0 whitewash of the Dasun Shanaka-led side.
Extending his century mark, the 34-year-old took his tally to 46 as he accumulated an unbeaten 166.
India put 390/5 on the board after Rohit decided to bat first. Virat was named the Player of the Match and Player of the Series after India’s victory by 317 runs.
He has won the Player of the Series award 10 times. Kohli gave a beautiful reply when he was asked about his milestone.
“I have no idea about the number of Player of the Series awards I have won. It is just the by-product of the intent I have shown. I always want to win games for the team; if this is your goal, you can always make a difference. I have played for the right reasons,” Kohli told Murali Kartik at the post-match presentation ceremony.
Kohli scored 166 off 110 balls to finish the series as the leading run-getter. He also became the fifth-highest run-scorer in the 50-over format. Kohli has 12,754 in his ODI career.
“I am feeling good after a break. For me, Siraj was sensational in the series. He has come a long way in his white-ball career. It is just a matter of doing basics right,” he added.