Today, Team India’s star batsman Virat Kohli is celebrating his 35th birthday. Kohli has led the Indian team to memorable victories in numerous matches with his batting prowess. He’s a big player on the international stage and consistently proves his mettle.
Even in the ongoing World Cup 2023, Kohli has been making a significant impact with his powerful batting performances.
Let’s remember five of his best innings that emerged from his batting skills in World Cup matches:
- In his debut match in the ODI World Cup, Kohli showcased his ability impressively. Against Bangladesh, he played a remarkable innings, scoring 100 runs with 8 boundaries and 2 sixes.
- During the 2015 World Cup against Pakistan, Kohli’s exceptional batting skills were evident as he scored an outstanding 107 runs from 126 balls, playing a significant role in India’s victory.
- In the 2019 World Cup match against Australia, Kohli’s powerful innings of 82 runs from 77 balls faced formidable bowlers like Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, and Nathan Coulter-Nile.
- Another remarkable innings was witnessed in the 2019 World Cup against Pakistan in Manchester. Kohli played an excellent innings of 77 runs from just 65 balls, displaying a fantastic partnership with Rohit Sharma, leading to a dominant win over Pakistan.
- Kohli’s best performance in the 2023 World Cup came against Australia, where he played an outstanding innings of 85 runs, steering India to their first victory in the tournament despite the pressure of a few early wickets lost.
Kohli’s batting prowess has not only helped India win crucial matches but has also been a defining factor in various World Cup tournaments, showcasing his exceptional skills on the cricket field.