Virat Kohli hit his maiden T20I hundred, coming up with a masterclass of big-hitting in India’s Super 4 match against Afghanistan.
Virat Kohli : Asia Cup | T20 Century | Stats | Net worth
Kohli ( born 5 November 1988) is an Indian international cricketer and former captain of the India national cricket team.
|Born||5 November 1988
New Delhi, India
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
He plays for Delhi in domestic cricket and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League as a right-handed batsman.
He is often considered one of the best batsmen of his era and is widely regarded as one of the greatest all-format batsmen of all time Between 2013 and 2022, he captained the India cricket team in 213 matches across all three formats.
With 40 wins out of 68 matches, Kohli is one of the most successful Indian Test captains.
Virat Kohli asia cup
The wait is finally over as Virat Kohli has smashed his much-awaited 71st international century, his first since November 2019.
The former Indian skipper dismantled the Afghanistan bowlers all over the park and brought up his maiden hundred in T20 Internationals.
Notably, Kohli was enduring a lean run of form prior to the Asia Cup 2022. Many fans and experts even wrote him off as Kohli was failing regularly.
However, he finally brought his A-game out in the continental tournament and ended his century drought.
It must be noted that Kohli opened India’s innings against Afghanistan as regular skipper Rohit Sharma was rested.
The Men in Blue got off to a flying start as Kohli and stand-in captain KL Rahul attacked bowlers from the outset.
Virat Kohli T20 Century
Virat Kohli hit an international hundred after 3 years, precisely 1020 days as he stepped up for India in the dead rubber against Afghanistan.
The former captain scored 122 not out in just 61 balls as India posted 212 for 2 20 overs after Mohammad Nabi won the toss and Afghanistan opted to field.
Kohli looked surprised as he couldn’t believe that wait for the elusive No. 71 ended in a format wherein he least expected a century
With the hundred, Kohli equalled Ricky Ponting on the list of most centuries in international cricket. Kohli has 71 hundreds while Sachin Tendulkar is on top of the elite list with 100 3-figure scores.
Kohli last scored an international century in a day-night Test against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens in November 2019.
In August 2008, Kohli was included in the Indian ODI squad for tour of Sri Lanka and the Champions Trophy in Pakistan. Prior to the Sri Lankan tour, Kohli had played only eight List A matches.
In September 2021, Kohli announced that he would step down as India’s T20I captain following the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup .
In December 2021, Kohli was replaced by Rohit Sharma as India’s ODI captain.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly later explained the decision to drop Kohli as ODI captain by saying that the selectors did not feel right to have two white ball captains.
Later Ganguly said that BCCI had told Virat to not step down as T20I captain.
Virat Kohli, during a press conference, contradicted the BCCI President and said that his decision of stepping down as captain was “received well” and termed as “progressive” by the BCCI officials.
Virat Kohli is an Indian international cricketer who has a net worth of $70 million.
|Net Worth:||$70 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Nov 5, 1988 (33 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)|
In some years, Virat Kohli has been one of the highest paid athletes in the world. For example, between June 2017 and June 2018, Virat Kohli earned $24 million between salary and endorsements. Of that total, $20 million was from endorsements.