Virat Kohli’s magnificent 166 helped India overcome Sri Lanka by a huge margin of 317 runs in the third and final one-day international of the series played in Kerala. Kohli is now only three tonnes behind Sachin Tendulkar for the record in the format after scoring his second century of the series and 46th overall. Despite the outstanding effort, Kohli was brutally attacked by a Pakistani journalist; nevertheless, a cricket player from his own country retaliated suitably.

Soon after Kohli’s amazing century, a Pakistani reporter poked fun at him by stating that he can only hit huge runs when there is no pressure or when the whole series is still in play. He continued by saying that Kohli must get hundreds for India in the forthcoming Test series against Australia.

“Virat Kohli plays best when there is no pressure, no series on the line, and great batting conditions. While developing his form and confidence in these contests is not detrimental, India wants him to perform well in Test matches against visiting Australia. #INDvSL, “he tweeted.

Pakistan all-rounder Sohaib Maqsood stopped the reporter by tweeting, “Are you sure he is just excellent when there is no pressure grow up year two wrongs don’t make one right.”

The journalist went on to support his claim by pointing out that Kohli’s ability to break his century drought against Afghanistan in September of last year was made possible by India’s exit from the Asia Cup.

“Positive situations are the best confidence booster for a player, Sohaib bhai. He had to play Afghanistan in the Asia Cup without India and then Bangladesh after they had already lost the series while going through a difficult period “He tweeted.

Once again responding, the Pakistani cricketer disputed the journalist’s justification in his tweet. “Please identify the nation or the sports venues where he hasn’t recorded centuries. He wasn’t even using these roads when he wasn’t scoring runs. If they are trolling Baber, disregard them since we all know who the greater player is “said he.

Kohli’s next appearance will be in the three-match ODI series against New Zealand that gets underway on January 18.