The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli made his international debut in 2008 and since then, he has played a plethora of match-winning knocks batting in different circumstances in all three formats of the game. A couple of his memorable knocks can be easily remembered such as the 133 not out off just 86 balls against Sri Lanka in Hobart and unbeaten 100 off just 52 balls in Jaipur — the fastest ODI ton by an Indian batsman — scored against Australia while chasing 360 runs.
For a player, it is always difficult to pick the best knock in his career as each one of them holds equal importance in their heart. However, fans and even experts have often seen solving this dilemma and picked favourite knocks of different players.
Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir has now picked Kohli’s 183 not out against Pakistan in the 2012 Asia Cup as one of his all-time greatest innings. Gautam also admitted that Virat has played many unbelievable innings across formats over the years, the knock against Pakistan was special because it came while India had lost an early wicket while chasing a huge total of 330 runs against a quality Pakistan bowling attack.
During a recent show on Star Sports, Gambhir 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.”
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The southpaw also highlighted that the inexperience of Virat Kohli makes the knock ever more special as he was still trying to make his mark.
Gambhir explained, “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.”
Due to coronavirus pandemic, the Indian skipper has spent time with his family due to the forced break for over four months now but will be back in action leading his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore and would hope to take them to their first-ever title win.