T20 World Cup 2022: Virat Kohli’s Fabulous Knock Against Pakistan Helps Him Register New Milestones


T20 World Cup 2022: Virat Kohli set several records with his brilliant knock, adding to the chase’s allure for Indian fans around the world. In their opening Super 12 match of the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022. Virat Kohli displayed steely nerves as he assisted India in chasing down a challenging total of 160 against arch-rival Pakistan.

Arshdeep Singh removed both Pakistan captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan cheaply early in the powerplay, demonstrating how brilliantly India bowled. However, Pakistan began to show signs of life.

As two heroic fifties from Shan Masood and Iftikhar Ahmed enabled them to reach 159 with 20. That of their allotted overs for the price of eight wickets. India had problems early in their 160-run chase when they lost their captain Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul without having scored enough runs.

The hopes of India were then placed in Suryakumar Yadav, but he too was killed in the powerplay. Axar Patel was then placed in the middle by the Indian management before Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya to assist Virat.

T20 World Cup 2022: Virat Kohli's Fabulous Knock Against Pakistan Helps Him Register New Milestones
T20 World Cup 2022: Virat Kohli’s Fabulous Knock Against Pakistan Helps Him Register New Milestones

But his brief tenure at the crease was cut short by an unfortunate run out. Then, Virat and Hardik combined for a 113-run stand, putting India within striking distance of victory.

The pressure was on Virat to seal the victory for India with 16 needed off the final over, and he didn’t fall short either. In just 53 deliveries, he scored an unbroken 82 runs, giving India a historic four-wicket victory.

T20 World Cup 2022: Virat Kohli Is Now Leading Run Scorer in T20I

Along with his brilliant knock, Virat also set a number of records, Making the chase even more special for Indian fans around the world. Virat Kohli now holds the record for most runs scored in T20 international matches with 3794. That after his undefeated 82-run innings.

He outran Rohit Sharma’s previous record of 3741 runs. Due to his outstanding performance, Virat was also named Player of the Match (POTM). With 14 POTM victories in T20Is, he now holds the record. He outdid Mohammad Nabi, who had previously won 13 POTMs.

Virat’s outstanding performance gave him the joint-most 50-plus runs (five) against Pakistan in T20Is, along with Kane Williamson. In a T20 match against Pakistan, Kohli also scored the best individual score of 82* for India. He also holds the second spot because to his 2012 knock of 78* in Colombo.

Virat is renowned for his captivating performances, and tonight was no exception. In his current five innings. Kohli has scored 308 runs at an astounding average of 308.00, including four half-centuries against Pakistan in T20 World Cups.

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Playing XI of Both the Sides

India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wk). Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh

Pakistan Playing XI: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shan Masood, Haider Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan. Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah

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