Guwahati: Skipper Virat Kohli Sunday hailed his partnership with Rohit Sharma after the pair hit centuries to lead India's eight-wicket demolition of West Indies in the first one-day worldwide in Guwahati.
They had appeared to put India on the backfoot when Hetmyer's 106 propelled them up to 322 for eight off their 50 overs - only their fourth 300-plus total since the 2015 World Cup - but Rohit slammed a robust, unbeaten 152 while Kohli stroked a breathtaking 140, to brutally snatch the game away from the Windies.
Here's a look at what Twitter had to say about the unrealistic batting skills displayed by the Indian skipper and his deputy. "We don't need to ponder much", said Kohli. "They are two legends and when they are playing like this, it sometimes feels like they are playing PS4", said the leg-spinner.
India skipper Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma hit attacking hundreds as India beat West Indies by eight wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match ODI series.
"But we knew it's all about one partnership. It's our 5th or 6th double-century partnership, it's a pleasure to bat with him".
Kohli's 36th ODI century and 60th alongside Tests has made him the fastest to the mark - ahead of Sachin Tendulkar. He scored the century in 74 balls with the help of six boundaries and six sixes. Kohli smashed 21 fours and 2 sixes.
"Got to get them out, that's the only way to stem the flow of runs", West Indies captain Jason Holder said after the match. In the next over, Samuels was also sent packing by Yuzvendra Chahal.
Shai Hope chipped in with 32 at number three, while tail-ender Kemar Roach frustrated India with an unbeaten 26 at the death. "Hetmyer batted exceptionally well", said Holder. And the only way to stop them from scoring is by getting them out.
"It's always good to see a young player coming in and doing well".
The next ODI will be played at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.