Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli is a marvel of batting in modern cricket. There is no bowler and no bowler who has not surrendered when batsman Kohli comes to the crease. Kohli has long been a king in the minds of fans. After Sachin Tendulkar, no other Indian batsman has impressed so much with his bat. Kohli is the only batsman that fans believe will break Tendulkar’s record that he believes will never be broken. There are some performances that made Kohli a superstar in the minds of the fans who led India to the title in the Under-19 World Cup. Let’s see what are its top-five performances.
* 133 * runs against Sri Lanka.
Fans will never forget Kohli’s performance against Sri Lanka in the 2012 Commonwealth Bank Series. In the match played at Hobart, India beat Sri Lanka by 321 runs in 36.4 overs. Kohli hit 133 not out off 86 balls. This will include 16 fours and 2 sixes. That day, Sri Lanka’s super pacer Lasith Malinga scored 24 runs in one over, marking Kohli’s talent.
* 183 * against Pakistan in Asia Cup
Kohli scored the highest ODI individual score of his career against arch-rivals Pakistan in the 2012 Asia Cup. Kohli scored 183 off 148 balls for India, who chased down Pakistan’s 330 – run target. This will include 22 fours and a six. India won by six wickets with 13 balls to spare.
2016 T20 World Cup (82 *)
Kohli’s unbeaten 82 against Australia in the 2016 T20 World Cup is still one of his most memorable innings. Kohli hit 9 fours and 2 sixes off 51 balls. Kohli’s smashing innings came as Australia chased down 161 runs. India beat Australia by six wickets in the match. Kohli with the star of the game.
England Test 149.
Kohli’s 149 in the first Test against Birmingham in 2018 was one of his best innings. Kohli hit 149 off 225 balls, including 22 fours and a six, at England’s fastball ground. Despite the disappointment of his teammates, Kohli won the toss and elected to field. India lost the match to England by 31 runs.
2014 Border Gavaskar Trophy 115.14.
Kohli scored a century in both innings of the first Test against Australia in Adelaide. Kohli scored 115 in the first innings. Kohli hit 12 fours in the innings. Kohli scored 141 in the second innings. He hit 16 fours and 1 six. India lost the match by 48 runs but Kohli’s performance was impressive.