Virat Kohli, the Indian Cricket team’s star batter, ended the long wait of his fans for a century. During his match against Afghanistan in Asia Cup 2022, he displayed incredible performance and scored 122 in just 61 deliveries. India marked the victory in yesterday’s match against Afghanistan with 101 runs.
Virat Kohli Hits 71st International Ton
“Kohli smashed his maiden T20I century and also reached a much-awaited 71st international ton, equalling Australia’s batting great Ricky Ponting for the feat,” mentioned Hindustan times
After a month-long break originating from his poor match form, Kohli has made an amazing return to International cricket. In fact, we all waited for this moment to change the headlines pinned against Virat’s previous match performances. And before making this epic moment possible on Thursday with a three figures match score, our star had scored a half-century in a continental tournament.
“Following his unbeaten innings, Kohli was received with thunderous applause from his India teammates as they stood in line to greet the star batter near the dugout”.
“Abhi hai cricket baaki!” said Virat, as he reached out to Bhuvneshwar Kumar while shaking hands with him. A video that captured this moment has gone viral on social media after that.
“Kohli had opened the innings for India alongside stand-in skipper KL Rahul after the side opted to rest Rohit Sharma in the game. The duo forged a strong 119-run stand for the opening wicket, during which Kohli reached his half-century in 32 deliveries”, mentioned Hindustan times.
“The batter’s century helped India reach 212/2 – the highest total in the Asia Cup so far, before Bhuvneshwar took a five-wicket haul, helping the side restrict Afghanistan to 111/8 in 20 overs. Both sides had already been eliminated from the tournament after facing defeats in their first two matches of the Super 4.”