The Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who is regarded as one of the most talented batsmen of team India, has played many memorable knocks for team India and has broken many records. Amongst many, his innings of 183 runs against Pakistan in 2012 Asia Cup is one of his greatest innings ever.
Not just us, but former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir also believes that the current Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s amazing knock of 183 against Pakistan in 2012 Asia Cup is one of his greatest innings ever. His brilliant knock also helped team India defeat the Pakistani cricket team in a must-win encounter.
During the match, India was chasing a score of 330, the Indian cricket team found themselves reeling at 0/1 after Gautam Gambhir was dismissed by Mohammed Hafeez in the very first over of the match. After this, Virat Kohli walked and played one of the most incredible innings of his career.
Talking about the brilliant performance of Virat Kohli, Gambhir said that he believes his century against Pakistan was special because of the circumstances under which Kohli played. He said:
“Virat Kohli has played many unbelievable innings across the three formats, but this is one of his greatest innings from all points of view,”
“First of all, we were chasing 330, then India was 0/1, and then scoring 183 out of the 330 runs, that too against Pakistan, and that time, he was not that experienced too. According to me, I think probably this is one of Virat Kohli’s greatest innings, honestly,”
During the match, team India got off to the worst possible start as Gautam Gambhir was dismissed on the second ball of the chase. However, Virat Kohli turned the table with his performance. This was also the last ODI match of Sachin Tendulkar for team India, who was dismised for 52 runs.