Virat Kohli’s top 5 knocks in Asia Cup: Virat Kohli is a top cricket player from India. He’s really good at batting in all kinds of cricket matches like ODIs, Tests, and T20s. He started playing for the national team 15 years ago, and now he’s getting ready for the Asia Cup 2023. Kohli has played great matches, especially against Pakistan, and fans want to see him do well again in the upcoming tournament starting on August 30th.
As Virat completes 15 years in international cricket, we look back at his five best performances in the Asia Cup tournament.
- 100 Against Sri Lanka, 2012
Between 2012 and 2016, Virat Kohli’s time in cricket started to shine. He was really good at scoring hundreds, and this continued during the 2012 Asia Cup. He made a great century against Sri Lanka in Dhaka. Kohli came to bat after India lost an early wicket, and he played really well to score 108 runs from 120 balls. But on that day, Sachin Tendulkar also scored his 100th international century, which was even better.
- Big Score Against Afghanistan, 2022
For more than three years, everyone was waiting for Virat Kohli to score another international century. Finally, in the 2022 Asia Cup against Afghanistan in Dubai, it happened. He played amazingly, hitting 122 runs from just 61 balls. He hit 12 fours and six sixes in this innings. Because of this, he became the first Indian to get a T20I century. India won the match with a huge score of 232/3 and a big 101-run win.
- 136 Runs Against Bangladesh, 2014
In the 2014 Asia Cup, Virat Kohli got his first chance to be the captain after MS Dhoni got hurt. India had to chase a score of 280, and they were in trouble after losing two early wickets. But then Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane got together and made a partnership that helped India win. Kohli made 136 runs in this match, and he showed how a leader should play by example.
- 49 Runs Against Pakistan, 2016
In a big match against Pakistan during the 2016 T20 Asia Cup, India was in trouble, chasing only 84 runs. They had lost three wickets very quickly. But Kohli stayed calm and made 49 runs from 51 balls. Because of his smart batting, India won the match by five wickets.
- 183 Runs Against Pakistan, 2012
One of Kohli’s best innings ever happened against Pakistan in 2012. India needed to chase a huge score of 330 runs. Kohli came in to bat after India lost an early wicket. He played really confidently and aggressively, hitting 22 fours and one six to score 183 runs from 148 balls. He had great partnerships with Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma. India won the match comfortably by six wickets and more than two overs to spare.