13 years of Virat Kohli: Check Team India skipper Kohli’s 13 best knocks, Watch Videos – India skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday completed 13 years in international cricket. For the record, the batting maestro has scored 7609 runs with 27 Test centuries and with 12169 ODI runs, the batting great has notched 43 tons. InsideSport takes a look at Kohli’s 13 best knocks that will be remembered for a long time.
13 years of Virat Kohli: Check Team India skipper Kohli’s 13 best knocks
1) 133 vs Sri Lanka, 2012 Commonwealth Bank series
Virat Kohli put on a batting exhibition as he took Hobart by storm with a blazing unbeaten 133 in a must-win tie against Sri Lanka. Set a target of 321 runs, Kohli tore apart the Sri Lanka bowling attack and slammed 16 boundaries and two sixes and helped India chase down the target in just 36.4 overs. The image of a hapless Lasith Malinga being taken to the cleaners is still fresh in the minds of Indian cricket fans.
2) 82 vs Australia, 2016 T20 World Cup
Kohli played the innings of his life as in a high-pressure quarterfinal clash against Australia, the King produced a masterclass as India set a date with West Indies in the semifinal. Chasing a tricky target of 162 runs, Kohli dropped anchor and made a match-winning 82 off 51 balls.
3) 183 vs Pakistan, 2012 Asia Cup
A young Virat Kohli dismantled the Pakistan bowling attack as he smashed a majestic 183 – his highest ODI score and helped India gun down a target of 330 with 13 balls remaining. Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma scored valuable fifties but it was vintage Kohli, who was operating at his best.
4) 100 vs Australia 2nd ODI, 2013 Australia tour of India
Kohli laid the blueprint on how to finish games as he slammed an unbeaten century against Australia in Jaipur. In a high scoring thriller, Australia racked up a mammoth 359/5 and India in reply chased down the target in 43.3 overs and won the match by nine wickets. Although Rohit Sharma was the player of the match for his breathtaking unbeaten 141, Kohli played his part with an unbeaten century.
13 years of Virat Kohli: Check Team India skipper Kohli’s 13 best knocks, Watch Videos
5) 100 vs Bangladesh, Group Match, 2011 World Cup
India began their World Cup campaign in style as Virender Sehwag lit fireworks in Dhaka with a brilliant 175 off 140 balls. Kohli then joined the party with an unbeaten century as India posted a massive target of 370/4 and went on to win the match by 87 runs.
6) 154 vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI, 2016 New Zealand tour of India
Once again in a run chase, Virat Kohli played the key role with an unbeaten 154 off 134 deliveries as India chased down 286 runs to win the match by seven wickets.
7) 160 vs South Africa, 3rd ODI, 2013 India tour of South Africa
The run machine continued to break records as this time Cape Town witnessed a special knock. Captain Kohli made a sublime unbeaten 160 off 159 balls as India posted 303/6 and then bowled out South Africa for 179.
8) 100 vs Pakistan, 4th Match, 2015 World Cup
India kept their World Cup win record intact and they rode on Virat Kohli’s century to beat Pakistan by 76 runs. A World Cup century is always special.
9) 157 vs West Indies, 2nd ODI, 2018 West Indies tour of India
The coastal city of Visakhapatnam witnessed a Virat Kohli special as the skipper made an unbeaten 157 off 129 balls. However, West Indies did spoil the party as the match ended in a tie.
10) 254 vs South Africa, 2nd Test, 2019, World Test Championship
The India captain registered his highest score in Test cricket by smashing an unbeaten 254 off 336 balls as India hammered South Africa by an innings and 137 runs.
11) 115 & 141 vs Australia, 1st Test, 2014 Border-Gavaskar Trophy
Virat Kohli changed the mindset of playing for a draw with two breathtaking centuries during the first Test in Adelaide. Kohli led from the front with a brilliant 115 in the first innings and then going for the win, smashed an outstanding 141. India narrowly lost the match by 48 runs.
12) 153 vs South Africa, 2nd Test, 2018 India tour of South Africa
When the chips were down, Kohli rose to the occasion with a 217-ball 153 and helped India stage a fightback. Although South Africa won the Test by 135 runs, Kohli’s knock was a treat to watch.
13) 116 vs Australia, 4th Test, Adelaide, 2012 India tour of Australia
When the legends faltered, a young Virat Kohli hammered a brilliant century against all odds with a fighting 116 to announce his arrival on the Test circuit. From then, the India skipper has been simply unstoppable. Click Here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADslVxnqc0A