He also scored two half-centuries in the Asia Cup before scoring a century against Afghanistan. Captain Rohit Sharma did not play in today’s match. Virat Kohli came to the opener with KL Rahul in the role of captain.
Virat Kohli’s bat, the backbone of Indian batting, was silent for the past several months. After almost 3 years he has fought with confidence against Afghanistan today. Virat Kohli has scored the 71st century of his international career today. Fans of Virat Kohli were waiting for the century for a long time. India will play their last match in the Asia Cup today. Virat Kohli has been performing in a lot of rhythm in the Asia Cup. He also scored two half-centuries in the Asia Cup before scoring a century against Afghanistan. Captain Rohit Sharma did not play in today’s match. Virat Kohli came to the opener with KL Rahul in the role of captain.
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Virat Kohli looked very aggressive from the beginning. Beat the Afghanistan bowlers in a great way in Virat. Virat Kohli played a brilliant innings of 122 runs in just 61 balls. Virat Kohli also hit 12 fours and 6 sixes in his innings. Virat Kohli’s strike rate was around 200. Talking about centuries, Virat Kohli has so far scored 43 centuries in One Day Internationals, 27 centuries in Test cricket and 1 century in T20 cricket. That is, Virat Kohli has scored his first century in T20 cricket today. This century has come around 1020 days after Virat Kohli’s bat. He scored his last century in any form of cricket at the international level against Bangladesh on 22 November 2019 in Kolkata.
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Since then, Virat Kohli has played 83 innings so far. But he did not score a single century in these 83 innings. There were many ups and downs in Virat Kohli’s career during this period. Questions were raised about his form. His captaincy was also under threat. Virat Kohli had earlier stepped down from the T20 captaincy. Later, he also walked away from the captaincy of ODI and Test cricket. During his career, Virat Kohli has made many records. Many veterans have been left behind. Today, with his 71st century, he has reached the level of Australian batsman Ricky Ponting. Virat Kohli is currently second in terms of centuries. At number one is Sachin Tendulkar who has scored 100 centuries in 783 innings of 664 matches.