In his career that has already spanned over a decade, Virat Kohli has played a dozens of knocks that will always remain a part of cricketing folklore. The India skipper is widely regarded as the best batsman in the world right now and his numbers totally prove that.
At just 31, Kohli has hit a staggering 70 centuries and 104 half-centuries in international cricket. With 43 tons to his name, he is second in the list of most centuries in ODIs. He is the only player in the world with average of more than 50 in all the three formats of the game.
With age on his side, Virat Kohli looks set to score hundreds of more runs and shatter many records. And while only time will tell where he stops, the star batsman recently revealed the knock that was a ‘game-changer’ for him in his career. In a conversation with his teammate Ravichandran Ashwin on Instagram live, Virat Kohli picked the 183-run knock against Pakistan in the 2012 Asia Cup as the one.
“I fondly remember that game. The whole country watches India versus Pakistan games, so if you perform in them suddenly everyone takes notice. It turned out to be a game-changer for my career,” said Virat Kohli.
183 is still his highest score in ODIs. The knock had helped India chase down a mammoth total of 330 with ease against the arch-rivals. The monumental knock had come just days after his iconic 133-run knock against Sri Lanka in Hobart where he helped India chase down 320 in less than 40 overs.
If not for the pandemic, both Kohli and Ashwin would have been playing in the IPL right now. IPL 2020 was scheduled to start on March 29 but has been suspended indefinitely by the BCCI in the light of the current situation.