Monumental! Virat Kohli finally makes his 71st international century in Asia Cup clash against AFG
Virat Kohli finally smashed his 71st century off just 53 balls in the Asia Cup match against Afghanistan on 8th September, Thursday.
After the wait of two years nine months and 16 days, Kohli finally hit a century. The last time, Virat made a century was back in the year 2019 against Bangladesh.
Showing his intent from the beginning of the match, Virat hammered Afghanistan's bowling attack and made his first T20I century. It is also the first ever century by a cricketer in the T20I format of Asia Cup.
Virat Kohli's form has been in focus for a long time now. He was going through a lean patch and was criticized for not scoring a century for more than 1000 days. However, in the Super 4 stage match, Kohli's innings silenced the critics in style.
The 33-year-old Kohli remained unbeaten after scoring 122 off 61 balls. He smashed 12 boundaries and six sixes.
He dedicated the ton to his wife Anushka Sharma and his daughter Vamika.
In the same match, KL Rahul scored a brilliant fifty off 36 balls.
However, he was dismissed by Farid Ahmad at a score of 62.
Earlier in the match, Afghanistan won the toss and opted to bowl.
Full squads -
India Squad: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi
Afghanistan Squad: Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Karim Janat, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Samiullah Shinwari, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Afsar Zazai, Usman Ghani, Naveen-ul-Haq, Noor Ahmad
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