Virat Kohli, the run machine, the chase master, aggressive skipper, the modern day master… and these adjectives goes on when this name is uttered.
Over 15k+ runs already at the age of 29 and numerous records to his name! It is really difficult to wind this man’s talent into only 10 top innings but we have given it a try. Let’s see if you find your favourite in it or not?
1.) 133* off 86 balls against Sri Lanka in Hobart
Well, you can call this inning as the showcase inning for the chase master. Sri Lanka posted a total of 320-4 and if India wanted to qualify for the finals, they had to chase this target in only 40 overs.
Virat batted at number 4 after Sachin, Sehwag and Gambhir and his stunning 133 in 86 balls to finish things off in just 37th overs was an introductory inning for him. His name was all over the Lankans mouth after this innings and especially because he hit many runs against Lasith Malinga.
2.) 35 off 49 in world cup finals against Sri Lanka at Wankhede
This inning might not look great in numbers but when the plot of this inning is considered, then this will be amongst the top innings of Kohli’s career. The 2011 World cup final, Sachin and Sehwag were back in the hut while chasing 275.
Virat himself admitted that he felt entering a graveyard when he was going in and Sachin was going back to the pavilion. Lasith Malinga was lethal that night but somehow young Virat sustained for first few deliveries and put 83 runs partnership with Gautam Gambhir for the third wicket. 35 runs in 49 balls came in a crunch game!