India skipper Virat Kohli has revealed his favourite knock in international cricket so far. Widely regarded as the best batsman in the world across formats, the 32-year old has played dozens of memorable knocks in his stellar career so far. 70 centuries and 107 fifties tell the story of his unprecedented batting exploits on the cricket field.
But among all the memorable knocks he has played so far, he ranks his knock against Australia in the 2016 T20 World Cup as his favourite. It was a virtual quarterfinal for the two teams and as usual, Virat Kohli stole the show in the pressure situation.
Team India were chasing 161 under the lights in front of a jam packed stadium in Mohali. They were in a spot of bother, having lost three wickets for just 49 runs. However, Virat Kohli steadied the ship and went on to play a match-winning knock to help India storm into the semifinal where they lost to eventual winners West Indies.
Virat Kohli smashed an unbeaten 82 off just 51 balls, including nine fours and two sixes as India comfortably beat Australia by six wickets. He recently recalled the knock and stated that he still finds it difficult to believe the kind of shots he was able to pull off under pressure.
“My most favourite is that T20 we played at Mohali. I don’t know, it was literally like I went into a trance mode. You feel like things are looking difficult and then you just think about committing to what the team needs. I still don’t understand how it happened till date. Everything I was hitting was going into gaps and I just went into a zone which even I couldn’t break down after,” Virat Kohli told Steve Smith in a video posted on BCCI’s official Twitter page.