On Thursday, the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli shared some pictures and a video of his training session from the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad where Team India is scheduled to be locking horns with England in the first T20I on Friday. In the photos shared by Kohli, he can be seen playing his strokes in a net session, doing some fielding drills and warming up by playing football.
Captioning the pictures on Twitter, Virat Kohli wrote: “New week, new format, same mission. Let’s get it”. He also shared an Instagram reel where he can be seen hitting the ball around the park.
New week, new format, same mission. Let's get it. 💪🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/Fd7wTZAgux
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 11, 2021
India recently beat England 3-1 in the four-match Test series and will look to continue their performance run in the T20I series as well. All five T20Is will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad from March 12 to 20.
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Virat Kohli will look to put behind his ordinary run with the bat in the recently-concluded Test series and ride on his form in the shortest format of the game. Notably, Kohli is the highest run-getter in the T20I format and needs 72 more runs to become the first-ever batsman to surpass the tally of 3000 runs in T20Is. If he achieves the feat, he will also be the first player to breach the 3000-run mark in each of the three formats of the game.
Most runs in T20Is
- Virat Kohli – 2,928
- Martin Guptill – 2,839
- Rohit Sharma – 2,773
- Aaron Finch – 2,346
- Shoaib Malik – 2,335
Virat Kohli can also become only the third player to complete 12000 international runs as captain if he scores 17 more runs in the first T20I. Only Ricky Ponting (15440) and Graeme Smith (14878) have already surpassed this milestone.
Kohli’s deputy Rohit Sharma is also eyeing few T20I milestones as he needs 13 more sixes to surpass Martin Guptill (139) as the highest six-hitter in the T20Is. Rohit also needs 67 more runs to go past Martin Guptill in runs tally and reach the second position in the highest run-getter list.