Updated: 28 August 2022
Virat Kohli, Records. Today is going to be a historic day for Virat Kohli when he will step onto the field in the second match of Asia Cup 2022, featuring India and Pakistan. This will be the 100th time when Virat Kohli will feature in a T20 match.
This will give him the tag of the first Indian batsman and the second worldwide to have played at least 100 matches in all 3 formats. The first player to achieve this feast was Ros Taylor from New Zealand, who obtained this unique record in 2020.
Virat Kohli has been out of action for the last month. He last played for India in the ODI and T20 series in England. Since then, he has taken rest from all forms of the game to make himself mentally and physically fit for the all-important Asia Cup and the most awaited ICC T20 World Cup 2022.
Virat Kohli’s Form
The 33-year-old cricketer has not been in the best of forms for the last three years, where he hasn’t scored a single century. The cricket experts and Kohli himself feel that this break can be a comeback period for him.
The former Indian skipper, arguably one of the best players the game has ever witnessed, is set to enter the 100-match club, which speaks volumes of his sheer determination and longevity since making his debut for India in 2008. Kohli has played countless match-winning innings for India, and his contribution to the team has been pure gold.
There have been many ups and downs in Kohli’s career, but the faith of the team management and the selectors speaks about the status and importance Kohli brings to the team, even at the age of 33.
Virat Kohli’s Century
Since his last international century, which came way back in the year 2019 against Bangladesh in Kolkata, Kohli has played 68 international matches and scored 2,554 runs across all formats in 82 innings, at an average of 34.05. He also hit 24 half-centuries.
These stats are not bad by any standard, but since we associate this with Kohli, it looks below average. The India-Pakistan match will be a keenly watched encounter, and all the cricket fans will be praying that Virat Kohli gets back his golden form in the most crucial game.
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Virat Kohli Stats In All 3 Formats: