Virat Kohli has played many memorable innings for the Indian team over the years, but the player braved all the difficulties and gave a befitting reply to his critics with his best performance in one of the most important games of the ongoing World Cup.
The 35-year-old player has been a stalwart for the Indian team. Whether he scores or not, there will always be a commotion around him. But the man always plays brilliant innings to bring the focus back on cricket. Here are the top five innings played by Virat Kohli.
|1||82*||53||Pakistan||World Cup 2022||6||4|
|2||82*||51||Australia||World Cup 2016||9||2|
|3||72*||44||South Africa||World Cup 2014||5||2|
Virat Kohli made a huge score of 240 runs in 20 overs against the West Indies team in Mumbai. This beautiful batsman made his intentions clear by hitting Hayden Walsh for a six on the fifth ball at the very beginning of the innings. In the very next over, Jason Holder hit two fours and a six. Virat Kohli hit three sixes and one four in the 18th over. He played an unbeaten inning of 70 runs in 29 balls, due to which Team India finally won the match by 67 runs.
The T20 series between the Indian team and the West Indies started with the first match in Hyderabad, where the Indian team achieved the huge target of 208 runs given by the West Indies. Virat Kohli started his innings very cautiously, while the Indian team reached 89 runs in ten overs. Virat Kohli scored 94* runs in 50 balls with the help of six fours and six sixes.
South Africa scored more than 172 runs in the 2014 T20 World Cup semi-final but Virat Kohli had other ideas. He scored 17 runs in his first 16 balls before changing gears. Under the guidance of Kohli, the Indian team was successful in achieving the target with five balls remaining. In this match, Team India won by playing an innings of 72* runs in 42 balls.
While chasing the target of 161 runs to win in T20 World Cup 2016, India lost three wickets early. Made an important partnership with Kohli and Yuvraj Singh, who was out when the Indian team had scored 94 runs in 14 overs. From here Team India scored 68 runs in 5.1 overs. Virat remained unbeaten on 82* off 51 balls, taking the Men in Blue to the semi-finals.
Chasing a strong target of 160 runs set by Pakistan in the T20 World Cup 2022, India lost four wickets early on, before Kohli and Hardik Pandya stitched a crucial 113-run partnership to take India closer to victory. Chasing the target, the Indian team had to score 48 runs in the last three overs and Kohli's sharp shots helped them achieve the target. Virat remained unbeaten after scoring 82* runs on 53 balls.
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