ON THIS DAY || Virat Kohli played one of the best ODI knocks, 133* vs SL
Virat Kohli has established himself among the greatest batters to ever grace the game of cricket. With 72 centuries and more than 25000 international runs, the Delhi boy has scripted his reigns in the most elite list of batsmen.
In his decade long illustrious career, Virat has played numerous magnificent knocks but his best has always come in the toughest of the conditions.
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A bright afternoon in Australia on February 28, 2012, Virat gave a glimpse of his capabilities as he produced a knock, which would etched in the history books with golden letters.
On this day eleven years ago, the stage was all set for the budding legend of the game as India was tasked to chase 321 runs in just 40 overs to qualify for the finals of the tri-series.
Team India got a flying start as Sachin and Virendra Sehwag added 54-run stand before former paved way for Kohli in the middle. As Kohli came out to bat, little anyone knew what carnage he had in his mind. As the fierce Lankan bowlers – Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Kulsaekara, Farveeez Mahroof and Rangan Herath – were all gun blazing.
While Kohli spared none of the Sri Lankan bowlers, he saved his best for master of Yorkers, Lasith Malinga. It was 34th over of the match, when Kohli extracted 24-runs off the over.
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2, 6, 4, 4, 4, 4, read the figures of the 35th over as Kohli produced an absolute masterclass at Hobart and marked his arrival at the world of cricket for the rest of decade.
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