A victory was resurrected on Sunday. And a fierce game against Pakistan was also won.
The Super 12 match between India and Pakistan in the T20 World Cup 2022 was among the most fiercely contested experiences between the two arch-rivals. The game was a nail-biting thriller that managed to keep the audience engaged until the very final moment as India chased down their target of 160 runs, having won by four wickets off the final ball of the match. Both teams gave it their all in a see-saw competition, and India triumphed in the battle of nerves.
But, what’s more interesting to see is Virat Kohli’s most brilliant performance and his amazing innings against Pakistan.
Now, we will take a glance at Virat Kohli’s performance against Pakistan in the relatively short format of the game.
Virat’s Unbeatable Performance
Virat Kohli hit a vital 77-run knock against Pakistan during the ICC ODI World Cup 2019. Even though Rohit Sharma’s 140-run hit was the highlight of the game, Kohli also managed to play a captain’s knock to aid the team’s victory. India batted first and tried to post a massive 336/5 in 50 overs. Pakistan was afterward bowled out for 222, claiming the victory by 89 runs.
Virat Kohli: Always Leading the Edge
Virat Kohli is the prevailing T20 International cricket’s leading run-scorer. He has 3159 runs scored in 84 innings pitched, with an estimate of more than 52. He also boasts a 139-strike rate. He has even better statistics against Pakistan than he does against the rest of the world.
In just six T20 games against Pakistan, he has ended up scoring 254 runs with an average of over 84. In T20 cricket, he is India’s highest run-scorer against Pakistan, and his statistics improve significantly in the T20 World Cup.
‘This is my best Innings’, Kohli’s Reaction After Winning the Match
“It is a surreal atmosphere. I have no idea how it happened. Hardik kept telling me to keep believing. I am lost for words. I think when Shaheen bowled, I told Hardik, let’s get him down. I was kind of pumping myself up in the death overs. Standing here feels like it was meant to be. This is my best innings. I will count this innings higher than the Mohali one. The crowd has been phenomenal. You guys have supported me and shown so much love. I am very grateful for such support,” said Kohli following the incredible run-chase against Pakistan in Melbourne.