The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli helped the ‘men in blue’ once again to gun down their highest-ever T20I chase in the first T20 Internation series against West Indies last night. He surpassed the ‘Hit-man’ Sharma to become the top cricketer for scoring the most fifties in T20Is.
The Indian skipper went out to bat after the fall of Rohit Sharma’s wicket early in the innings. Alongside his partner KL Rahul, Virat Kohli put up a brilliant show for the fans. He carried India on his 94* to chase down mammoth 208 with an over to spare.
Virat Kohli started on a slow note but a couple of boundaries later, he found his rhythm back and started his ‘real show’. After getting to his 23rd T20I fifty, he started hitting his trademark lofted drives and the long jaw-dropping shots to frustrate West Indies’ players. His attitude, while playing was different today. He fancied a few big shots and was seen fully-pumped up.
As soon as India won the match, social media was flooded with tweets and messages for the men in blue, congratulating them for their victory in the first match. Netizens couldn’t stop pouring in praises for his performance. From fans to cricketing legends around the world, everyone came together to praise the performance of the run-machine – Virat Kohli.
Former Indian cricketer, Virender Sehwag also took to his twitter and shared an amazing tweet for Virat Kohli. In his tweet, he praised his performance and also appreciated KL Rahul’s contribution and Pant’s cameo. He wrote:
Here, check out his tweet:
Inka time nahi, #ViratKohli ka yeh daur hai. Highest successful run chase for Team India and what a way to do it. Good contributions from KL Rahul and a good cameo from Pant. #IndvsWI pic.twitter.com/k0psdLQq64
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 6, 2019
Twitterati too agreed with Virender Sehwag’s tweet. Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
शौर्य दिवस पर विराट पारी।
दुगनी हो गई खुशी हमारी।।
— विकास विक्की खरे (@vickey0002) December 6, 2019
Batting plus aggression deadly combination. Super
— Vipin Gupta 🇮🇳 (@hivipin01) December 6, 2019
— 🙅Mahatma Aandhi😑🔫 (@AandhiMahatma) December 6, 2019
Two Encounter in a single day in Hyderabad💪💪💪💪💪 pic.twitter.com/jMm3RgGcKh
— 🇮🇳 Anurag Nishad 🇮🇳💯%Follow 🔙 (@AnuragN61265128) December 6, 2019
Ekdam sahi 😀
— Md Anbar Hossain (@anbarhossain) December 6, 2019
— Aryan Singh (@AryanSi39880628) December 6, 2019
— Rajeev Rajput (@BeingRajeevK) December 6, 2019
— Awadhesh singh (@Singh0604) December 6, 2019
Encounter at Hyderabad 🔥🔥🔥
— 🇮🇳Sarita Tiwari (@CrickeTiwari) December 6, 2019
20-20 worldcup dekhege kya hota hain 😂
— Lalit (@TrueWarrior1993) December 6, 2019
Best run chaser…. Mr Kohli😊
— Shyam.Sharma (@ShyamSharmaAd) December 6, 2019
Lajavab batting by @imVkohli
— swapnil pataskar (@swapnilpataskar) December 6, 2019
— Ashutosh Dwivedi (@dwivediashu8959) December 6, 2019
King For a Reason.. pic.twitter.com/48eT0tCyrZ
— NEHA PUROHIT 248 (@NehaPurohit95) December 6, 2019
Inka aane wala agla dashak bhi hoga paji👏👏👏👍👍🙏
— sunil kalal (@sgkalal) December 6, 2019
— Pardeep Chaudhary 🇮🇳 (@jat_official) December 6, 2019
Highest to 211 hai naa Sir..
Jo SL ke against 2009 mai bnaye the.. Yuvi aur aapne hi ne Pela tha vaha..
— тяεнαη_ (@AwaraSRKian) December 6, 2019