Rohit and Kohli made a mockery of the Windies bowling attack in the first one day worldwide to fire India to an 8-wicket victory over the visitors in Guwahati on Sunday.
Kohli scored 140 off 107 balls while Sharma was unbeaten on 152 from 117 balls as India chased the 323-run target easily.
But there was an opportunity to go after the debutant fast bowler, Oshane Thomas, whom West Indies were keen on using as a surprise element in their plan to prioritise wickets. During their stay in the middle and putting together record 246 runs for the second wicket, Kohli and Rohit broke some records and did so at Sachin Tendulkar's expense.
Here's a look at what Twitter had to say about the unrealistic batting skills displayed by the Indian skipper and his deputy. "That is something to learn for us", Kohli said after the match. "They are two legends and when they are playing like this, it sometimes feels like they are playing PS4", said the leg-spinner. Rohit remained unbeaten on 152 off 117 balls with 15 fours and eight sixes.
"Looking back in hindsight, we needed one or two more partnership breakers, and you never know, we could have been back in the game". "It's our 5th or 6th double-century partnership, it's a pleasure to bat with him".
The skipper built on his quickfire fifty to get his 36th ODI ton in just 88 deliveries, hitting Kemar Roach for a boundary to make the three-figure mark amid loud cheers from a packed home crowd. Kohli smashed 21 fours and 2 sixes.
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Kohli and Rohit scored big hundreds to help India gun down 323 with 47 balls to spare at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium.
"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.
"I won't mind batting first on this pitch", said captain Jason Holder. This allowed Windies to keep going for their strokes which kept pushing the score.
"It's always good to see a young player coming in and doing well".
The second ODI in the five-game series is scheduled for Wednesday in Visakhapatnam.