Currently, the Indian captain is arguably the most consistent and successful batsman across all the three formats of the game. On top of that, he is the captain of the squad and is also the holder of some of the biggest records in international cricket.
In the last 5 years or so, Kohli has worked extremely hard on his game and established himself as one of the modern day greats of the game. Virat Kohli is still very young but he has achieved some extraordinary things in the game of cricket.
Recently, he also equaled Ricky Ponting’s tally of 30 ODI centuries to become joint second on the list of batsmen with most ODI tons in the cricket history. But, for every sportsperson in the world, there will be good and bad times during their career. So, does to Indian skipper Virat Kohli.
Virat Kohli made his debut in the shortest format of the game back in June 2010 and after playing 52 matches for the country, there was a first for him in India’s second T20 match against Australia. Kohli walked back to the pavilion without troubling the scorers.
The Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati was hosting its first match and the Assam crowd was stunned into silence. Virat had walked out to bat to a rousing welcome after Rohit Sharma was sent back by Australian quick Jason Behrendorff in the very first over. And he walked back before the end of the same.
Kohli had taken India home for a 9-wicket win in the rain-curtailed first match in Ranchi, which followed a scintillating knock of 82 in the only T20I against Sri Lanka last month. He was also recently sent back on a duck in India’s first one day international of the five-match series against Australia in Chennai. It was only his 12th score of zero in his ODI career.
Apart from this, another embarrassing record was broken for team India. With this win, Australia has snapped their seven-game losing streak in T20Is against India and have scored their first win over Virat Kohli’s side in India.
The series is tied 1-1 and the final match of the series will be played in Hyderabad on 13th October.