Virat Kohli was in absolutely devastating touch in the series opener against the might of Sri Lanka as he hammered his 73rd international ton, leaving the visitors in agony. The last three years were quite an agony for the heroic strokeplayer and despite all the pain, he carried on.
Eventually, it was the Asia Cup where he managed to get back to his glorious form and eventually smashed that ever-awaited 71st international century against Afghanistan following which he enforced himself in the most devastating avatars upon the world in the biennial extravaganza.
Kohli’s childhood coach, Rajkumar Sharma managed to heap praises on the hard-hitting former Indian captain while also showering decent words on India’s opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill.
Sharma told India News Sports, “It was good to see Rohit Sharma bat in this fashion, given that he was returning after a break. Shubman Gill has performed consistently with the bat and was able to do the same in this match as well. India were able to post a mammoth total due to their opening partnership.”
He further added, “Virat Kohli capitalized on the start given by the two openers. They gave the team an ideal start, scoring runs at a good strike rate. That is why India were able to dominate.”
Virat, Rohit and Shubman Gill led the charge with an exotic display of strokes that forced Sri Lanka into an error ever since the very beginning. Virat Kohli got lucky a few times as a couple of catches were dropped. However, the former Indian captain expressed the fact that he was thankful to God that luck was going in his way.
In fact, the Indian cricket fans have seen how he has seen the harsher side of fortune where not even a single catch of his were dropped and even the toughest catches of all were being held onto.