Watch: Virat Kohli plays MS Dhoni's helicopter six which went for 97-meter vs SL in 3rd ODI
He scored his 46th ODI century in his 259 innings and scored an unbeaten 166 off just 110 balls with 13 boundaries and 8 maximums in his inning. He helped India post a massive score of 390/5 in their 20 overs.
It was Virat Kohli's third century in four innings. He played some unbelievable shots throughout the inning. He completed his century off 84 balls, and after that, he just went berserk. Virat scored 66 runs off just 26 balls after that, smashing the Sri Lankan bowlers to all parts of the ground.
He has announced himself in a staggering fashion in 2023, with two centuries already in the three innings he has played this year. However, the shot of the match came from the bat of Virat Kohli just after he reached his 46th ODI century.
It was the 46th over of the inning when Sri Lankan pacer Kasun Rajitha came out to bat. The pacer bowled a slow off-cutter, which was picked by the former Indian skipper, and he stepped down the wicket and smashed the ball for a huge six over the long-on boundary.
It was an eye-catching shot as Virat used the bottom-hand to good effect and hit the ball long into the stands. However, it also looked a bit like MS Dhoni's signature "Helicopter" shot. Virat himself looked a bit surprised with the great connection he got on that shot.
Earlier, in the game, young opener Shubman Gill also scored his second ODI century and made 116 off 97 with 14 fours and two sixes. Rohit Sharma (42) and Shreyas Iyer (38) also played well. But it was a completely contrasting inning from Sri Lanka in the chase. They got out for just 73 runs in 22 overs. India registered the biggest ODI win by a margin of 317 runs. Mohammed Siraj took 4/32 for India.