Virat Kohli became only the second man after AB de Villiers to score a century in his 200th One-Day International match as he powered India to 280 for 8 in their opening match against New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

In doing so, Kohli also surpassed Ricky Ponting on the list of players with the highest number of ODI centuries. The Indian skipper now has 31 centuries, and only lies behind Sachin Tendulkar, who has 49 centuries in the format to his name.

Twitter could only celebrate the genius of the man, who now has an ODI century every 6.5 innings.

Michael Vaughan knows his numbers and Kohli’s too, clearly in awe of the latter’s statistics.

Indian batting legend VVS Laxman feels that the Indian cricket captain could continue in this vein for the next 9-10 years. Opposition teams better watch out!

Sanjay Manjrekar attributed the century to Kohli’s mental and physical fitness. The commentator paid a, err...fitting tribute to the man from Delhi.

There were jokes too, and good ones. Among them were references to Kohli’s teeth. One can only hope for accuracy’s sake that Kohli does have the full set of 32.