Virat Kohli, the standout batsman for Team India. Broke the international century drought by scoring three figures against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup Super 4 game in Dubai. In keeping with his stellar run of form since his return to Team India in the regional event. Kohli achieved his century in just 53 balls. He has already hit two fifty-scores in the Asia Cup (59* against Hong Kong and 60 against Pakistan) prior to his century knock. Kohli Century vs Afghanistan
In November 2019 against Bangladesh, Kohli scored his last century in international cricket after going a thousand days without doing so. With the century against Afghanistan, Kohli matched Australian batting legend Ricky Ponting’s record of 71 international centuries. The only person who still stands ahead of the former India captain is Sachin Tendulkar (100 international hundreds).
Kohli and acting captain KL Rahul began the innings in the match against Afghanistan because Rohit Sharma was granted a break. The last time Kohli played as the opener in a T20I was in March 2021, when he and Rohit put up an outstanding 94-run partnership. This time, the former Indian captain had an even better performance as he put on a 119-run partnership with Rahul.
In his knock, Kohli got off to an aggressive start, scoring his fifty in only 32 deliveries. The 33-year-old hitter readjusted his strategy alongside Rishabh Pant after the fast dismissals of Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav (6), relying on singles and doubles in the middle overs before upping the ante against Afghanistan pacers. His first T20I hundred was eventually achieved in the game’s 19th over when he hit Fareed Ahmed for a six.
In the end, Kohli scored 122 runs off 61 deliveries, remaining unbeaten. En way to his century performance, Kohli hit 12 fours and six sixes. Kohli is real king. He will be winner.