Asia Cup 2022: Shoaib Akhtar Praises Virat Kohli’s 71st Century

Asia Cup 2022: The cricketing fraternity and fans couldn’t believe their eyes when they saw 100 next to Virat Kohli’s name. After a long pause of almost 3 years, Virat Kohli finally registered his first-ever T20I century which also was his 71st international one. Playing against Afghanistan in the last game of the Asia Cup, the ex-captain opened the innings alongside stand-in captain KL Rahul. While Rahul got out after a decent score of 62, there was no stopping for Kohli. Batting at a strike rate of 200, he made 122 runs and stayed not out till the end.

Team India finished their tournament with a win but couldn’t reach the finals. Speaking on his special knock both during the mid-innings break and after the match, Kohli mentioned the support of his wife. Virat dedicated the knock to Anushka Sharma and his daughter Vamika. While Anushka was busy with the shoot, she couldn’t miss the special innings from her husband. True to what Virat described, his biggest supporter, not only uploaded stories but posted pictures from his special knock.Shoaib Akhtar calls Virat Kohli a man of steel

Well, Anushka wasn’t the only one who was in awe of Virat Kohli. AB De Villiers, Suresh Raina and many others couldn’t stop talking about how great it was. One of them was Pakistani legend, Shoaib Akhtar. On his YouTube channel, Akhtar uploaded a video of appreciation for the Indian batsman. Akhtar said, “Virat Kohli stated in his post-match interview that ‘she’s seen the worst side of me’, vo apni begum ke baare me baat kar rahe the (He was talking about his wife). Hats off to Anushka Sharma, well done! You are an iron lady and he is the man-made with steel, Mr. Virat Kohli.”

“Congratulations to you, Virat Kohli, you are a man of great nerve. Keep growing and you are a very good person. You always support the truth and that’s why nothing bad will happen to you at the end… remember, you will always be remembered as the greatest in the history of cricket,” he continued.

This knock now puts Virat at par with Ricky Ponting. He is currently with 71 centuries and only behind Sachin Tendulkar. He also completed 24,000 international runs joining the list of Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid.

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