After Kohli’s 122* off 61 balls against Afghanistan, Chennai Super Kings also paid special respect to him via a twitter thread.
Millions of Indian cricket fans must be happy right about now, including Virat Kohli. For the former Indian cricket team captain has finally surpassed the triple digit mark after more than 1000 days. In India’s final Super 4 match at the Asia Cup against Afghanistan, Kohli scored his 71st international century. Even though India’s century came after they were already out of the running for the championship, it still bodes well for the team as they approach the T20 World Cup. Chennai Super Kings, an IPL team, also paid particular homage to Kohli via a twitter thread following his 122* off 61 balls against Afghanistan.
The Chennai Super Kings social media account wrote in a series of tweets, “Hurdles can’t hold back a relentless warrior! Cricket hai abhi baaki! #WhistlePodu,” that “The King is back, they’re saying. But he never left, did he? He charged head-first into battles, over and over again! He braved wars and scars fearlessly, turning away not once!
On Thursday, Kohli stole the show with a remarkable inning that warmed the hearts of a billion people. He scored his first century since November 2019 and 71st overall with an unbroken effort off 61 balls, tying Ricky Ponting’s record for most international hundreds. On the all-time list, he is now only slightly behind Sachin Tendulkar. Additionally, it was Kohli’s first century in the shortest format. Kohli and stand-in skipper K L Rahul (62 off 41) shared a fun 119 off 76 balls for the first wicket after Rohit Sharma was rested for India’s final game of the tournament.
Towards the conclusion of the innings, Kohli began playing with the field and the bowlers, which was sufficient proof that he was back to his best. Rahul’s strike was his most assured since making a comeback from injury.
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The openers excelled against spinners, notably Rashid Khan (0-33), which was a weakness they wanted to work on before the T20 World Cup.