New Delhi, If these lines are presented in the current world of cricket and measured in any one batsman, one innings or one moment, history will always bear the name of Virat Kohli. In their first match of the T20 World Cup 2022, India defeated Pakistan by 4 wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Virat Kohli was the player in this historic win. This 53-ball innings had everything, reminiscent of a cricketer’s dream, to go and live it. Here was action-emotion-drama-conflict, which probably everyone called. Be it the world of cricket or your personal life, it’s all bound to happen and the one who overcomes it all is the king.
Before the match between India and Pakistan, the ICC made a post, in which Pakistan captain Babar Azam was called ‘Badshah Babar’. ICC made a post after the India-Pakistan match, in which Virat Kohli was called the only king.
Fans here reminded the ICC that you have finally accepted the truth. Virat Kohli has been struggling for the last three years, breaking the chain of first centuries. After that, the runs stopped coming, the captaincy went, that is a different matter.
But the worst of it all happened when it seemed like Virat Kohli was losing himself, even admitting that he was losing confidence. He believed in himself, but he was not awake.
The entire game took place before the Asia Cup when Virat Kohli took about 40 days off. According to Virat Kohli, he did not even touch the bat for almost 1 month, which may have happened for the first time. This break was very important for the phase Virat Kohli was going through.
Virat Kohli came back and he came in such a way that the audience was stunned by his performance. He scored runs in the first Asia Cup, also scoring a century against Afghanistan. Everyone knew that Virat Kohli was back in form, but until the lion hunts big, who will believe in the jungle who is the real king.
Virat Kohli’s real comeback was not so much that he led India to victory on a big stage where defeat was probably certain. This is the reason why this innings is being called as the greatest innings of Virat Kohli’s cricket career, not only that, it is also being considered as one of the best innings in cricket history. There are many reasons why this match at the Melbourne Ground is historic.
India-Pakistan Match. Both teams’ first match in T20 World Cup and India’s defeat in last World Cup. Everyone was emotional then, after that such an innings played by Virat Kohli made him shine. Before Virat Kohli’s poor form, this was his specialty of single-handedly winning tough matches and destroying opponents.
If we talk about this inning played against Pakistan, when Virat Kohli was at the crease, India’s score was 4 runs for 4 on the score of 31. Virat started building a partnership with Hardik Pandya here. Virat Kohli himself said that he was under pressure, because he has played such matches and if there were expectations from him, he was also under pressure. But Hardik Pandya took that pressure off him by playing the shot early.
This is the most accurate example of what a big player is. Initially, when Virat Kohli was under pressure and the team was on the back foot, he was playing slowly. He was at the crease with just 12 runs off 21 balls, but then he controlled himself and gave the driving seat to Hardik Pandya. But later, as soon as Virat Kohli closed his eyes, he himself came to the driving seat.
Virat Kohli scored 82 runs in 53 balls in this innings. Which includes 6 fours, 4 sixes. On the strength of Virat Kohli’s brilliant innings, India chased down the target of 160 runs set by Pakistan and won by 4 wickets. Team India’s mission in the T20 World Cup has started with a win.HS1MS