India ended their Asia Cup journey with a thumping 101-run victory over Afghanistan. After a long wait of three years, Virat Kohli hit a hundred, which was one of the match’s highlights.
The former Indian skipper opened the innings with KL Rahul. He scored an unbeaten 122 off 61 balls to bring up his maiden T20I century.
After a wait of more than 1000 days, several criticism, and failures, the 33-year-old registered his 71st international century and equaled Ricky Ponting’s century tally.
Virat had an extended dry spell with the bat in the post-pandemic era. Several experts demanded his ouster from the team. But Virat silenced those critics with his century, laced with 12 fours and six sixes.
He was showered with praises from across the globe, but one of the most special ones came from his friend AB de Villiers.
The duo had played several outstanding knocks together at RCB, and their bond is unparalleled.
After Virat’s century, the former Proteas international took to Instagram to post an unseen throwback photo with Kohli.
He captioned, “With his 100 today, I thought I’d share this memory. Top knock today, my friend. Many more to come.
Virat replied to the post, saying, “Thanks, biscuit. Love you.”