Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. Pic Credits: Twitter

Virat Kohli returned to scoring ways in India’s Asia Cup 2022 opener against arch-rivals Pakistan. The former skipper is now all set to achieve another massive feat when India face neighbours and arch-nemesis Pakistan on Sunday.

Kohli levelled India captain Rohit Sharma’s record of most 50-plus scores in their previous fixture against Hong Kong. The 32-year-old scored 59 runs off 44 balls in an innings which played a key role in India’s 40-run win over the Nizakat Khan-led side at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo: Twitter)

Virat Kohli can level Rohit Sharma in another elite list

Kohli will now eye to join veteran the veteran opener in another elite list during the match against Pakistan. The 33-year-old is just three sixes away from joining Rohit in the list of players with 100 T20I sixes. Virat Kohli is on the verge to become the second Indian batter to complete a century of sixes in the shortest format of the game.

If he manages to achieve the feat, Kohli will be joining the likes of David Warner, Chris Gayle and Eoin Morgan. He will become the 10th player in the history of the shortest format of the game to smash 100 sixes.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. Pic Credits: Twitter

The former India skipper has registered 97 sixes in 101 matches for India. Rohit, on the other hand, has fired 165 sixes in 134 matches. Nicknamed the Hitman, Rohit is only behind New Zealand’s Martin Guptill, who has hit 172 sixes in 121 matches for the Black Caps.

Virat Kohli eyes to repeat heroics

Kohli is heading into the high-voltage clash between India and Pakistan after scoring 59 off 44 balls against Hong Kong in the Asia Cup. He put up a 98-run stand with Suryakumar Yadav which came in just 42 balls, which eventually powered India to a comfortable win over Hong Kong in Dubai.

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Image Credits: BCCI
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Rohit’s team will meet Babar Azam’s Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. India had outclassed Pakistan by 5 wickets at the same venue earlier in the tournament.

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