Star Indian batter Virat Kohli completed his much-anticipated 71st international century and powered India to a massive 212/2 in their 20 overs during their last Super Four clash against Afghanistan at the ongoing Asia Cup 2022 on Thursday.
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Kohli is India’s most successful Test skipper but relinquished the role in January this year after a 2-1 series loss to South Africa, with Rohit Sharma being handed the reins.
Asia Cup 2022: Virat Kohli becomes batter with highest average in T20I cricket, overtakes Pakistan’s Mohammed Rizwan
He accomplished this feat during his side’s Group A tie against Hong Kong in Dubai during the ongoing Asia Cup 2022.
After claiming victory in the three-match T20I series against England, Team India is all set to face them once again for a three-match ODI series.
Kohli, who has not scored a hundred across formats since November 2019, failed to make an impact in the couple of T20s against England.
Virat’s flop show continued in the fifth Test against England at Edgbaston, where he could manage to score only 31 runs.
Team India will be squaring off against the West Indies for a three-match ODI series and five-match T20I series, from July 22.
Virat was rested for the ongoing T20I series against South Africa, following his lean patch in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.
“Happy birthday to one of the greatest. Have a good one Sachin paji,” said Kohli in an Instagram story.
IPL 2022 will begin with the Chennai Super Kings taking on the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday.
Both teams will square off on Friday in the opening match of the two-Test series which will be played at the PCA IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.
Siraj is one of the three players to be retained by RCB for IPL 2022. The other two players are Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell.
Kohli was speaking about his experiences of how being picked by the franchise changed his life in a podcast of 10 episodes created by the RCB side released on Saturday.
Kohli, who stepped down from the Indian team Test captaincy after the away series against South Africa, scored 116 runs in the three-match ODI rubber against the Proteas, including two half-centuries.
As India and South Africa locked horns in the third and final ODI on Sunday, Vamika was seen alongside Anushka in the stands, and the images went viral on social media.
Australia’s Travis Head has reached a career-best fifth position among batters after his Player of the Match performance in the fifth match of their Ashes series against England.
Kohli, who missed the second Test because of an upper back spasm, had nets with the rest of the team at Newlands on Sunday. He batted without any visible discomfort, lunging forward to play the drives.
For Rohit, rather than thinking about winning the marquee finals, the message to the boys will be to focus on the process rather than the end goal.
Beginning Of End: Kohli refuses to step down, BCCI cracks whip, opts for proven leader in Rohit Sharma
The BCCI, it is learnt, waited for the last 48 hours for Kohli, who has already relinquished T20 captaincy, to voluntarily step down from ODI leadership as well but he did not. By the 49th hour, losing the position to Rohit Sharma was simply ‘fait accompli’.
Rohit, who is Kohli’s deputy in the T20 World Cup, is tipped to take the mantle of captain of the India T20I side from the upcoming shortest format matches against New Zealand at home, beginning November 19.
The break, according to the Indian skipper, gives the team enough time to re-strategize and also focus on perfect execution of plans before the Kane Williamson-led side comes calling.
Losing the toss, Kohli said, was crucial as the team batting second got a little more advantage, with the dew making it easy for the Pakistan batters to rotate strike.
KKR skipper Eoin Morgan too praised Narine’s batting effort, saying, “When it comes off (with our batting order), it looks quite deep. Narine is a cool customer and is very level-headed.”
The 21-year-old from Jammu has got everyone excited with his raw pace and clocked 152.95 kph during the game against Royal Challengers Bangalore here on Wednesday. Kohli was paying attention and was quite excited by what he saw.
The Virat Kohli-led RCB are currently at third spot with 12 points from 10 matches and a win over RR will virtually put them in the play-offs.