Virat Kohli is well and truly the best batsman across all three formats of the game. His incredible consistency is what sets him apart from most other batters of the present era. The right-handed batsman has played several match-winning knocks for India and has rightfully earned the tag of ‘chase master’ in limited-overs cricket.
The veteran cricketer has been one of the best performers for India in Asia Cup history. In this listicle, let’s take a look at the three instances of Virat Kohli registering the highest score against three different opponents in Asia Cup history.
Virat Kohli is known for his ability to assess the conditions and dominate the proceedings accordingly. He has quite often succeeded in tackling the toughest bowling attacks and reaped rewards for his performances.
1. 183 vs Pakistan
Virat Kohli unleashed his beast mode while batting against Pakistan in 2012 in Mirpur. Kohli’s masterclass was observed during India’s run-chase. He dictated the terms ever so well by scoring an impeccable 183, which is his personal best score in One-Day Internationals.
He constructed his innings with the help of 22 fours and a six at a strike rate of 123.64. Batting first Pakistan posted 329/6 in their designated quota of 50 overs. In reply, Team India chased down the target with the help of Kohli’s scintillating century. Kohli’s 183 is the highest score against Pakistan in the Asia Cup. Notably, it is also his personal best score in ODIs.
2. 136 vs Bangladesh
During the 2014 edition of the Asia Cup tournament, Virat Kohli turned up the ante and smashed 136 off just 122 balls versus the Bangladesh cricket team with the help of 16 fours and two sixes. Notably, Virat Kohli’s match-winning century assisted India to chase down Bangladesh’s target of 279 by six wickets in Fatullah
3. 122* vs Afghanistan
The 2022 edition of the Asia Cup was played in a T20I format. Team India failed to make a telling impact in the tournament and finished third in the Super 4 stage. As a result, they were crashed out of the tournament. However, Virat Kohli went on to score his maiden T20I century in India’s last game against Afghanistan. His knock helped India post 212/2 in 20 overs and in reply, Afghanistan could post 111/8.
Updated as of August 24, 2023