Virat Kohli that can’t be forgotten

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli has turned 35 years old. One of the best contemporary batsmen in the world, Kohli was born on November 5, 1988 in New Delhi. He made his debut in 2008 and has proven himself to be one of the best batsmen in the world today with a distinct style of play.

Like Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli also has a huge fan following. Kohli has 42 centuries to his name and is behind Sachin Tendulkar who has 49 centuries in ODIs. Kohli is also the fastest batsman to score 8000, 9000, 10000 and 11000 runs in ODIs. On Kohli’s 32nd birthday, let’s take a look at his 5 best innings:

2016 was one of the best years for Kohli in international cricket. At that time the T20 World Cup was being played in India. He emerged as the Man of the Series in the tournament but his innings against Australia during the Super 10 match was one to remember. India needs 161 runs to win the Mohali T20 match. With Kohli and Yuvraj Singh at the crease, India’s score was 49 runs for 3 wickets. Both of them made a partnership of 45 runs for the fourth wicket. After Yuvraj was out at 94/4, Kohli looked in poor form and stitched a half-century partnership with Dhoni. However, this was not the highest score and the match ended with Dhoni taking the shot. But this tournament was no less for him.

Kohli did not have a good tour of England in 2014 and scored runs at an average of only 13.50. But when he played in England in 2018, he scored 593 runs at an average of 59.30 in the five-Test series. This series was also memorable for Kohli. Kohli had scored 149 runs in the first Test in Birmingham. During this period no other Indian player could score more than 26 runs. Kohli scored 97 and 103 runs in the third test. India had to face 1-4 defeat in this series.

Kohli was captaining in Test for the first time in 2014 and Dhoni was out due to injury. But Kohli once again dominated Australia, scoring two centuries in Adelaide. He scored 115 runs in the first innings and India scored 444 runs. Australia declared their innings at 517/7. Australia’s score in the second innings was 290/5. Needing 362 runs to win, Kohli scored 141 runs.

Kohli played a match-winning inning during the India-Pakistan Asia Cup in Dhaka in 2012. India scored 329 runs at the loss of 6 wickets in the second innings. India had lost the wicket of Gautam Gambhir in the beginning itself. After this, Kohli played one of the best innings of his career with the help of 22 fours and one six and scored 183 runs. India won this match by 48 runs.

Kohli played a memorable innings in the CB series in Hobart in 2012. With the help of Kohli’s inning of 133 runs in 86 balls, India scored 321 runs in 37 overs. During this, he dismissed yorker specialist Lasith Malinga for 24 runs in one over, which was one of his best performances against Malinga.