Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo: Twitter)

Virat Kohli, a former captain of India, regained his form at the Asia Cup 2022 after taking a month off from cricket. He also broke his century drought there. Days after hitting a century against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup 2022, Kohli has reached yet another significant milestone by becoming the first cricketer to reach 50 million Twitter followers. 

One of the most well-known cricket players on the globe, Kohli already has a sizable fan base thanks to his 211 million followers on Instagram. Additionally, he has more than 49 million Facebook fans, bringing his total number of followers on social media to more than 310 million. 

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. Image Credits: BCCI

Virat Kohli Getting Back To His Absolute Best

After Pakistan’s opening batsman Mohammad Rizwan, Kohli was the second-highest run scorer in the 2022 Asia Cup. 

While India was unable to advance to the tournament’s final, Kohli was able to relieve some pressure by hitting his 71st century in a match. 

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo: AFP)

Kohli used to regularly hit hundreds, but it took him 1019 days to reach his 71st ton, which was also his first century in the game’s shortest format. 

In the first innings against Afghanistan, Kohli scored 122 runs off just 61 balls while batting alongside KL Rahul. 

Kohli took a month off after being off-color over the previous several months, which was to his advantage. Prior to the competition, Kohli said that he was attempting to “fake intensity” while not mentally present on the pitch. Additionally, Kohli admitted that he did not pick up his cricket bat during the vacation for the first time in more than 10 to 12 years. 

Virat Kohli. PC- Getty
Virat Kohli. PC- Getty

Kohli was interviewed by Indian captain Rohit Sharma following his century against Afghanistan. In addition to congratulating Kohli on ending his century drought, Sharma emphasised how important his form was to the squad and how having him in the locker room benefits the players.

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In addition, Kohli complimented Rohit and the team’s leadership for allowing him to play as he wants. 

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