Edited by : Divya Thearia
9 September 2022 (New Delhi): Kohli had made a comeback to the Indian team in the Asia Cup this year after over a month-long break, which preceded an extended period of struggles with the bat. The 33-year-old bats man had earlier revealed that he goes through mental and physical exhaustion throughout the entire period, which brings him to take a break from the game.
Kohli’s last century came in November 2019
Virat Kohli smashed his maiden T20I century against Afghanistan, also his 71st international century, ending a wait of 3 years since his last ton. Even though the match against Afghanistan was inessential, Kohli was in no mood to slow down as he announced his comeback. Kohli’s last century in international cricket came in November 2019 against Bangladesh last month, the batter had endured a thousand days without a ton.
Kohli dedicated this century to his wife and daughter
In the match against Afghanistan, Kohli opened the innings alongside stand-in skipper KL Rahul as Rohit Sharma was given rest in the game. This was the first time Kohli came as an opener in T20Is since March 2021, when he had forged a brilliant 94-run stand with Rohit. The former Indian captain also dedicated the century to his wife Anushka Sharma and daughter Vamika.
After reaching the century Kohli said “I feel very blessed and grateful. The last two-and-a-half years have taught me a lot. I’ve put a lot of things in perspective. I was actually a bit shocked because this was the format, I least expected a century to come anytime soon. But it’s all God’s blessing. I’ve been working hard; this was a moment which was very special for me and for the team as well.”