Colombo: Virat Kohli's unbeaten 128 on in the fourth One-Day International against Sri Lanka was the fifth hundred in his last eight innings and the 13th of his ODI career. In his last 10 innings, he has made 850 runs at 106.25, stats unparalleled during a 10-innings stretch in ODI history.
"When you start scoring runs, you always want to take it up one level," said Kohli after securing a series-winning victory for India. "I have told myself that there is no point getting out for 105 or 106, just after reaching your hundred. I have realised that if you are set, then not only must you get a hundred but get a big hundred so that the guys coming in don’t have to face pressure situations.
"The idea is that once you get to 70 or 80, you go on to get a big one so that it can help the team win matches. I know players say when you are in good form, you must make the most of it. But if I start thinking about that, it will put added pressure on me. I just want to concentrate on what I am doing, look at situations and analyse them, and continue to enjoy my cricket the way I have been doing."