Kohli became the number one ODI batsman after a superb batting show against Australia in the just-concluded series, in which he scored 344 runs.
Rohit Sharma's record breaking 209 helped India to a 57-run victory en route to their first series win against Australia since 1986.
Even as India and Australia get ready for the series decider in Bangalore, the M Chinnaswamy stadium pitch seems to be full of runs in the seventh and final match on Saturday at M Chinnaswamy stadium, Bangalore.
Virat Kohli struck a valiant 66-ball-115 after a brisk 178-run opening stand between Shikhar Dhawan (100) and Rohit Sharma (79) to help India successfully chase down 351-run target and win the sixth ODI against Australia by six wickets and level series 2-2.
India will be under intense pressure as they go into the do-or-die sixth one-dayer against an upbeat Australia on Wednesday, fully aware that any slip-up at this stage could cost them the series.
Both the teams, who are put up in Bhubaneswar, did not turn up at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack as only the match officials came to make the announcement.
India-Australia fifth ODI is likely to be called off on Saturday morning after the umpires inspection as there was no let up from rain for the last five days.
Chasing 296-run target, India were 27/0 in 4.1 overs against Australia when rain interrupted the match again in the fourth ODI at Ranchi on Wednesday.
Bogged down by the profligacy of their bowlers, India would be under pressure to bounce back when they take on Australia in the fourth ODI on Wednesday.
Ishant Sharma retained his place despite his struggle for form as India named an unchanged squad, which played the first 3 ODIs, for the remaining 4 games.