Virat Kohli on Tuesday rated his career-best unbeaten 133 against Sri
Lanka in the 11th match of the ODI tri-series here as his best.
on Kohli's ninth ODI century, India thrashed Sri Lanka by seven wickets to
keep their hopes alive of reaching the final.
Chasing 321 for
victory, India reached the target in the 37th over to win with a bonus
point and leapfrogged Sri Lanka into second spot in the table behind
"It has to be the best innings of my career. The kind
of situation we were in, chasing 321 and also we needed the bonus point,
so it was a crunch game and to play an innings like that at the right
time, I felt it was a great innings for me," Kohli said at the post-match
Kohli felt this victory would boost confidence
of the team after the disastrous tour of Australia, where India were
annihilated 0-4 in the Test series and are hanging by a thread to qualify
for the final of the tri-series.
"It is important to win like
that after the sort of tour we had so far in Australia. We will take a lot
of positives from this match when we will look back, it was like telling
each of us that we can take a bit from this win. It shows this team can
play like this at any point of time," Kohli said.
"When you have
one game to play, you need to give everything and we were able to do that
and we can be satisfied," he said.
India are tied on 15 points
with Sri Lanka but will qualify for the final if Sri Lanka lose to
Australia in the final group match.
"If we reach the final, we
will be as expressive as today, we will not be hesitant and we will play
like we did today," said Kohli.