Virat Kohli is getting congratulatory messages from across the globe after he scored his 71st international hundred, ending a three-year dry spell of big scores.
Also, his first T20I century came after playing in more than 100 matches. Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim, who is a big fan of the champion cricketer, called him the best player on the planet after his masterclass in Dubai.
Kohli scored 122 off 61 balls and hit 12 fours and 6 sixes against Afghanistan. He shared a 100-plus opening partnership with stand-in skipper KL Rahul, who contributed with a fine half-century.
In response to India’s 212, Afghanistan could manage just 111/8, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar taking 5 wickets.
Despite a big win, India failed to qualify for the final, following their defeat to Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the Super 4 stage of the tournament.
The Men in Blue rested Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Rohit Sharma for the game.