Virat Kohli led India to a six-wicket win over the West Indies with an unbeaten 94 off 50 balls in the first T20I of the three-match series in Hyderabad on Friday.
The Indian skipper’s decision to bowl first didn’t go as per the plan as the touring Caribbean side posted 207/5 in their stipulated 20 overs.
India lost opener, Rohit Sharma, early but then chase master Kohli stitched a century partnership with KL Rahul (62) and propelled the hosts to cross the line with eight balls to spare.
Kohli garnered praise from both cricket and the film fraternity for his highest T20I score, which was laced with six boundaries and as many sixes.
Here are some of the best reactions:
Amazing. Just amazing, @imVkohli
— Sir Vivian Richards (@ivivianrichards) December 6, 2019
दिल जीत लिया @imVkohli – एकदम कड़क
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) December 6, 2019
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) December 7, 2019
Maybe not one of the most fluent n that makes this knock that much more special. One of the best I've seen Virat bat 🙌🙌🙌 #INDvsWI
— Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) December 6, 2019
— Siddharth Kaul (@Sidda79_KauL) December 6, 2019
— Prithviraj Sukumaran (@PrithviOfficial) December 6, 2019
Ind leads the series 1-0.. comfortably chasing 208 with 8 balls to spare and 6 wkts in hand..
— Kaushik LM (@LMKMovieManiac) December 6, 2019
— Parvinder Awana (@ParvinderAwana) December 6, 2019
— Kuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) December 6, 2019
— Sai Dharam Tej (@IamSaiDharamTej) December 6, 2019
Cricket runs through my bloods and veins and Over the years of having played/watched the game, if there is one cricketer in today's age that I would stop everything and pay to watch, it has to be KING @imVkohli. Boy, the genius was in Beast Mode today 🔥#INDvWI
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) December 6, 2019
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) December 7, 2019
Fantastic run chase by India. Desire to win most admirable, expressed best by Captain Virat Kohli. Well played!👏👏
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) December 6, 2019
— Faisal Iqbal🇵🇰🏏فیصل اقبال (@FaisalIqbalCric) December 6, 2019
— thaman S (@MusicThaman) December 6, 2019