6. 72 Of 44 Against South Africa In Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, Mirpur
Facing the Proteas in Semi-Finals of ICC World T20 2013, India had to chase down 172 runs in their 20 overs. While both the Indian openers departed for low scores, Kohli remained unbeaten at 72 and steered the victory India’s way. The innings was punctuated with 5 fours and 2 huge sixes and he was awarded the Man of The Match for his match-winning knock.
7. 115 And 141 Against Australia, Adelaide Oval
After an ordinary series in England, Kohli made an inspirational comeback as he started off his Test tour against Australia with a century in Adelaide. Australia had posted 517 runs in their first innings and India replied with 444. It was a team effort, but Kohli, who was also the skipper for that match, was the only one to hit a century. He scored 115 in India’s first innings and 141 in their second, but couldn’t save the match as Australia won it by a narrow margin.
8. 100 Of 52 Against Australia, Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Australia was touring India for a 7-match ODI series. Winning the toss, Australia chose to bat first and with what can be called a perfect team effort, they put up a good 359 runs. India started the chase positively as Australia got their first breakthrough after India reached 172 when Shikhar Dhawan departed for 95, Kohli scored a stunning 52-ball 100 and along with Rohit Sharma inched India closer to the victory. The innings had 8 fours and 7 sixes in it.
9. 77 Of 94 Against Sri Lanka, WACA Ground, Perth
The pitch that has stunned many stalwarts with its eerie bounce saw brilliant innings from Virat Kohli during the 2012 Commonwealth Bank Series against Sri Lanka. With a combined effort, Lankans put up a challenging total on the board. Though Indian opener Virender Sehwag departed for 10, Sachin Tendulkar scored 48, supporting Kohli, who played a match-saving 94-ball 77.
10. 138 Of 140 Against South Africa, MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
Under pressure, Kohli scored a brilliant 138 against the visiting South African team in Chennai during South Africa’s tour of India in 2015. As both the openers departed without doing much, Kohli stood alone and despite many difficulties, completed his century and pushed himself to get 138 off 140 balls. He hit six fours and five sixes in the course of his innings and helped India reach 299, which helped the Proteas fail to chase down. India leveled the series with the win but eventually lost the series.
11. 82 Of 53 Against Pakistan, Melbourne
Virat Kohli’s scintillating innings against Pakistan at T20 World Cup 2022 gave India the finest victory over its arch-rivals. During the presentation, Virat Kohli called this knock one of his best knocks in T20I cricket. He was awarded a Player of the Match award for his match-winning innings of 82 not out in 53 balls.
Entertales wishes you a very Happy Birthday Virat. May this list be endless, and you make many more records and take the Indian team to the next level. Check out how Virat Kohli become one of the highest-paid athletes.
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