Mesmerized by Indian superstar Virat Kohli’s stunning entrances from 166 in just 110 balls against Sri Lanka on Sunday, a fan invaded the pitch and touched his hero’s feet as other members of the Rohit Sharma-led team looked on.

The image, which went viral in minutesit shows a stunned Virat Kohli trying to get away from the fan as his colleagues on the India team watch this unfold before their eyes.

Speaking about the match, Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill broke centuries for India to post a mammoth total of 390/5 on the board. In response, the Sri Lankans were bowled out for just 73 runs, giving India a 317-run victory, the largest margin of victory in ODI cricket history.

This weekend, Virat Kohli broke multiple records en route to his 46th ODI and 74th international century against the Dasun Shanaka-led side in Kerala.

The ton was his 21st at home in the second longest format in the sport, taking him off Sachin Tendulkar’s previous tally of 20.

During the course of his sensational innings, Virat Kohli also edged past Sri Lankan legend Mahela Jayawardene to rank fifth among the top runners in ODIs. With 12,754 runs, Virat Kohli now trails only Sachin Tendulkar (18,426), Kumar Sangakkara (14,234), Ricky Ponting (13,704) and Sanath Jayasuriya (13,430).

The Indian superstar looked with a regal touch throughout his unbeaten innings of 166 from 110 deliveries as he raced to a 74th international century overall.

During his searing hit in the Kerala capital, Virat Kohli showed a different dimension of his batting prowess as he crushed eight sixes, including one that reached 97 metres.

It is the most sixes the former India captain has hit during an ODI stroke. Apart from the eight hits over the fence, the Delhi-born cricketer’s hit was intertwined with 13 boundaries.

A sublime Virat Kohli completed his hundred in 85 deliveries, but immediately changed gears after achieving the milestone. The 166 not eliminated is his highest score at home and second highest at One-Day Internationals.

Virat Kohli also became the first non-starter to have 5 scores over 150+ in ODIs.

Furthermore, Virat Kohli is the fastest to rack up 46 centuries in ODI cricket, a feat he achieved in just 259 innings. On the other hand, previous record holder Sachin Tendulkar needed 431 innings to get there.

This was his 10th century against Sri Lanka, making him the first man to score so many tons against a single team in ODIs. Earlier, he and Sachin Tendulkar were level on nine three-figure scores each against Sri Lanka, West Indies and Australia respectively.

Early in the series, when he scored his ninth hundred against Sri Lanka, he became the only cricketer to have as many three-figure scores against two international teams. Kohli also has nine tons against the West Indies.

Virat Kohli has been in a sensational moment lately. This was his third hundred in his last four games, including his 44th ODI hundred in December against Bangladesh, ending a nearly three-year drought in the format.

Meanwhile, in his first reaction to his 46th hundred ODI, Virat Kohli seemed extremely pleased with his display with the bat.

“I have no idea (about the Player of the Series awards). For me, it’s just a byproduct of the intention that I have, a mindset that I play with. The mindset is always to help the team win, hit for as long as possible and if you do that, you end up making a difference,” he told Star Sports in the post-game presentation.

“I have always played for the right reasons, to help the team as much as possible. It’s just intention, playing for the right reasons. Since I came back from the long break, I have been feeling good. “I don’t have that desperation to reach a milestone. I’m just enjoying my hitting, being in a space where I can relax. Today (Sunday) too, I was happy to be hitting. I’m in a good space right now and I want this to continue,” he added.

Fans also reacted to his hundred blisters.

“King Kohli domination in Kerala, 166* runs from just 110 balls, take a bow you GOAT,” one fan reacted on Twitter.

Another fan added: “What a show from Virat Kohli – 166* in just 110 balls with 13 fours and 8 sixes. A dominant tackle, what a player. Take a bow, King Kohli!

“Comparing Virat Kohli to a guy like Babar Azam is a disgrace to cricket,” wrote a third.

“It’s wonderful to see Virat Kohli back in his prime in white-ball cricket, this unbeaten 166 was special even by his lofty standards,” summed up a quarter.

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