Here's why one shouldn't make Virat Kohli angry
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli was exceptional in the recently-concluded T20I series against West Indies. The 31-year-old smashed the most runs in the series and won games for India. Kohli, who is aggressive in his style, took on the bowlers. Former New Zealand cricketer Simon Doull told Cricbuzz in a post-match analysis that one shouldn't make Kohli angry. Here's why.
Doull feels Kohli should be left alone
Doull said that there are certain players in the world where you need an area of silence on the field to deal with. He felt Kohli is one these guys and the skipper should be left alone. "You just don't say a word. Don't say anything, no gestures. You should let him be. He can get unnerved by the area of silence," said Doull.
How Kohli gets motivated when angry?
Doull also said that making Kohli angry, gets the better out of him. The celebrated batsman loves competition and he wants to be in the fight. That what keeps his aggressive nature going. Kohli, who generally motivates himself needs to be left alone in the early part of his innings. Once he gets angry, he uses that to wind himself up.
Kohli was terrific in the three-match T20I series
Kohli helped India script their record run chase in the first match. Chasing 208, India went on to seal the match by six wickets. Kohli smashed a 50-ball 94* to wreck havoc. After scoring 19 in the second match, Kohli was back to his best in the decider. He smashed a 29-ball 70* to help India post 240/3. He had a strike-rate of 241.38.
Why is Kohli the best in T20Is?
Kohli has handed India many victories with the bat. When India are chasing a match, he gets even better. The champion batsman has the joint-most runs alongside Rohit Sharma in the format (2,663). He has achieved this feat in 70 innings. With an average of 52.66, Kohli is a true master of the game. He has the most fifty-plus scores (24).
Some notable feats scripted by Kohli in the 3rd T20I
In the third T20I at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Kohli scripted a host of records. The Indian cricketer surpassed the 500-run mark in T20Is against WI (501). He slammed his fifth career T20I fifty against WI. Kohli became the fourth batsman in world cricket to surpass 1,000 T20I runs in a country. He smashed his fastest fifty in T20Is (21 balls).