India skipper Virat Kohli has started 2020 on a good note as he led the team to a convincing win over Sri Lanka in the second T20I in Indore. After the first game in Guwahati was abandoned without a ball being bowled, the Virat Kohli-led side made light work of the visitors in the second game and won the contest by seven wickets to take an unassailable 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Virat Kohli’s decision to bat first turned out to be spot on as the bowlers came up with a fine show. Led by young pacers Shardul Thakur (3 for 23) and Navdeep Saini (2 for 18), the hosts restricted Sri Lanka to a below par total of 142 for 9 in the allotted 20 overs. In reply, India chased down the total with utmost ease.
Openers KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan set the platform for the easy chase by adding 71 runs in 9 overs for the first wicket. Both of them departed in quick succession but Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer made sure India do not stutter in their chase. The skipper scored a quick-fire 30 off 17 balls to take his side over the finishing line.
Virat Kohli will be hoping that he and his teammates perform in the same manner when India take on Sri Lanka in the third and final game in Pune on Friday. And ahead of the game, the star batsman has shown that he is in high spirits. On the eve of the clash, Virat Kohli had some fun at his own expense.
The India batting mainstay posted a hilarious tweet in which he compared looking at the ball and one of his favourite cuisines chholle bhature. Kohli has become a fitness freak and thus rarely eats any oily or junk food.
“Ball out of the Bowlers hand and Chholle Bhature for a cheat meal deserve the same kind of focus. ??,” Virat Kohli wrote while posting a picture of himself batting in the nets.
Ball out of the Bowlers hand and Chholle Bhature for a cheat meal deserve the same kind of focus. ?? pic.twitter.com/ctEs96bvQa
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) January 9, 2020
Virat Kohli, meanwhile, became the leading run-scorer in T20Is as soon as he scored 1 run in the last game. He has now amassed 2,663 runs in 77 matches for India and is followed by his deputy Rohit Sharma in the elite list of T20I top scorers.