Virat Kohli slams maiden T20I ton: Presenting the top reactions
On Thursday, Indian cricket team batter Virat Kohli dished out a commanding 122* from 61 balls against Afghanistan in a Super Four match at the Asia Cup 2022. Kohli's brilliant knock helped India beat Afghanistan by 101 runs. Kohli, who registered his maiden T20I century, had to wait for a ton across formats for 1,000-plus days. Here are the top reactions.
How did the match pan out?
India were off to a flier, with KL Rahul and Kohli sharing a century stand. While Rahul departed on a well-made 62, the former Indian skipper completed a historic century. It was Kohli's maiden T20I century and first in international cricket since November 2019. India finished on 212/2 (20). In what turned out to be a one-sided affair, Afghanistan succumbed to Indian pacers.
King Kohli returns!
Kohli's hundred saw him race to 276 runs across before India signed out of the Asia Cup. He is currently the highest run-getter in the tourney, with Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan (212) trailing him. Kohli averaged a monstrous 92.00, striking at 147.59. His scores read: 35, 59*, 60, 0, and finally 122*. Clearly, the break from cricket served Kohli well, bringing his vintage self.
Wishes galore for Kohli
Pakistan and Indian cricketers express their joy
Pakistan cricketer Imad Wasim tweeted that the best player on the planet is back, referring to Kohli. Meanwhile, Hasan Ali stated that the great is back. Rumman Raees was thrilled to see Kohli smash a ton and said it was a statement on offer. India's ODI ace Shikhar Dhawan and former cricketers Amit Mishra and Suresh Raina also lauded Kohli.
The #GOAT is back
Nothing can buy this respects, feels Mishra
Raina is happy for Kohli
71st ton is finally here
The great is back!
Indian men's football team skipper Sunil Chhettri has his say
Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri said, "You can delay class all you want to, don't even think of denying it. That ton? Worth it's weight in gold. That smile? Priceless. Shine on, champ."
'You cannot deny class'
You can delay class all you want to, don't even think of denying it.— Sunil Chhetri (@chetrisunil11) September 8, 2022
That ton? Worth it's weight in gold. That smile? Priceless. Shine on, champ. @imVkohli
AB de Villiers felt something was brewing
Kohli's former RCB team-mate AB de Villiers said when he spoke to the former on Thursday, he knew something was brewing. "When I spoke to him yesterday I knew something was brewing Well played my friend," tweeted ABD.
Kohli dancing again!
When I spoke to him yesterday I knew something was brewing💪— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) September 8, 2022
Well played my friend