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King Kohli’s Top 5 greatest T20I knocks

King Kohli’s Top 5 greatest T20I knocks



King Kohli Top 5 greatest T20I knocks


ICC has shared Virat Kohli’s top 5 T20I knocks.

After yet another magical effort to save his country, Virat Kohli once again solidified his credentials as one the game’s all-time greats, making 82* from 53 in a spectacular performance against Pakistan on Sunday

In chases across the five T20 World Cup campaigns, Kohli has made 541 runs at a strike rate of 135.92. Dismissed only twice in his ten knocks, Kohli’s latest match-winning effort means his average has soared to 270.50.

Top 5 magical knocks by Virat Kohli

78* (61) v Pakistan, Colombo (RPS), 2012

Kohli made just 16 from his first 19 deliveries, but he went on to score 78 runs off just 61 balls, he finished with eight fours and two sixes, cruising to victory with 18 balls remaining, and vitally keeping his team alive in the competition.

“The key is to stay as calm as possible. In the last game I thought a bit too much. The idea is to play 10-15 overs and the team benefits from it. (It was) a slow wicket but better under lights.” Kohli said after the match

72* (44) v South Africa, Mirpur, 2014

South Africa had never lost a T20I after posting a score in excess of 170 to this point, and after making 172 in the 2014 T20 World Cup semi-final, but Virat Kohli had different ideas.

Virat Kohli scored 72* from 44 balls to lead India to a famous victory at Mirpur. Joined by Suresh Raina in the middle went on to score 40 runs off the last 4 overs to steer India to a comfortable win with five balls remaining.

“Today was one of those days when I had to keep my cool,” after accepting the Player of the Match trophy. In T20s, I look at the target in number of runs and overs to go, not runs and balls to go. Overs makes it look easier.” Kohli said

55* (37) v Pakistan, Kolkata, 2016 

Another one of Virat Kohli’s magical knock came against his favourite opposition Pakistan at Eden Gardens. Virat Kohli’s 55 runs off 37 balls helped India seal the win with 18 balls to spare.

“It was a challenging wicket, that’s what you want as a cricketer – new challenges to play,” he said.

“But getting the team out of trouble gives me pleasure. The focus becomes much more on such wickets. I think the score on the board makes me a better chaser.”

82* (51) v Australia, Mohali, 2016

India were set 161 for victory, with the required rate in the chase climbing over 10, and eventually close to 12 with four overs left, and eventually close to 12 with four overs left. Kohli timed his run to perfection though, taking 19 runs off the 18th over from James Faulkner, and 16 of Nathan Coulter-Nile

Virat Kohli finished off the chase with hitting Faulkner to finish off the game and rated this innings as one of his best ever. “This innings has to be in my top three, perhaps the top right now because I am a bit emotional.” he said after the match

82* (53) v Pakistan, Melbourne, 2022

The great man once again proved his mettle in front of a packed 90,000 MCG ground in a high octane clash against Pakistan.

Kohli came to the crease in the second over when KL Rahul (4) fell to Naseem Shah, and after a Powerplay of 31/3, and 31/4 straight after with the loss of Axar Patel, Pakistan looked on course to a big victory.

But Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya had other ideas. The pair put on 103, and set up a final assault. Pandya fell on the first delivery of the final over, though Kohli carried on, putting Mohammad Nawaz into the stands off a waist high full toss to make it six runs required from the final three deliveries. He took runs off the free hit which eventually moved India within inches of a incredible victory. Ravichandran Ashwin loft over the off-side to deliver a famous victory for Team India

“Standing here I just feel like it was meant to be. Till today Mohali was my best innings against Australia. Today I will count this one higher.”

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WATCH: Cristiano Ronaldo storms off pitch after throwing his runner’s-up medal into stands




Cristiano Ronaldo and his AL-Nassr side lost the Riyadh Cup to AL Hilal on Saturday. It was a clinical performance from the Al-Hilal side as they won the match 2-0. It was a frustrating night for the Portugal legend as he was heckled by the fans in the crowd.

The cameras panned to Cristiano Ronaldo who was swarmed by his teammates. There were chants cheering on Lionel Messi from the stands. Already peeved after losing the game, Ronaldo lost his cool and threw his medal at the fans.

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During the game, Ronaldo was seen showing disgraceful actions towards the AL-Hilal fans. A scarf which was thrown his way saw the Portugal superstar rub it in the most inappropriate area. The 39-year-old earned the ire of the fans after this incident came to light.

AL-Hilal down AL-Nassr to win Riyadh Cup 2024 –

The 2024 Riyadh Cup final saw some amazing football being played. Cristiano Ronaldo was all smiles as WWE Superstar The Undertaker came out to place the trophy. Once the action began it was an end-to-end encounter as both teams went hard at goal.

Serbian star Sergej-Milinkovic Savic opened the scoring in the 17th minute of the game. It was two-nil 13 minutes later as Salem Aldaswari scored an amazing goal. That was the end of the contest despite an hour left in the game to be played.

There was no way back for the Al Nassr side as they looked clueless in front of goal. Not many chances were created by Ronaldo and his team. Al Hilal’s defense held their own against a rampaging Al Nassr side in the last few minutes.

There was pandemonium in the stands as the final whistle was sounded and the Al Hilal fans celebrated. There was a chorus of Messi chants which visibly irked Ronaldo at the end of the game.

Ever since his move from Manchester United in late 2022, Cristiano Ronaldo has changed Saudi Football. The likes of Karim Benzema and N Golo Kante are currently playing in the Saudi Pro League. AL Hilal themselves signed noted Brazilian sensation Neymar who sic out injured. With the veteran star in the twilight of his career, this kind of behaviour is least expected from Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Sandeep Lamichhane convicted of molestation, jailed for eight years



Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane has been convicted of raping a 17-year-old in 2022. During the case, he kept playing for the team, notably during the Asia Cup 2023 and ODI World Cup qualifier in June last year. After the case was filed, he was playing for eventual winners, Jamaica Tallawahs. The leg-spinner was released from the team and was taken into custody.

“I know I am facing a difficult time of conspiracy and wrongful allegation and the ramification of its effect is something unimaginable. I am sure there must be some mechanism of compensating to the accused who proven to be innocent in our legal system,” he wrote. “I will soon seek legal support against wrongful prosecution and allegation made against me and I am sure I will get the justice and will return to the cricket ground soon to make the name and fame of my beloved country and I pray for speedy trial.”

After landing home, the former Delhi Capitals player claimed that the allegations made against him were baseless.

“All these things affected me mentally on one hand and on the other hand, I had to go through illness, and due to mental stress and ill health I kept myself in isolation. I have been mentally and physically affected by the portrayal and I have reached a state of imbalance and I have been bringing myself back to a normal state under the advice of doctors. My health is gradually improving, and I am planning to return to Nepal as soon as possible to defend against the false complaint against me,” the leggie wrote on Facebook in September 2022.

Talking about the current status, the bench also slapped him with a fine of Rs 300,000 (USD 2255 approx) and ordered him to pay Rs 200,000 (USD 1500 approx) in compensation to the victim. Lamichhane’s lawyer, Saroj Ghimire, told AFP that he “will appeal the decision in a higher court.”

Sandeep Lamichhane’s career at a glance

He is the first Nepal player to play in IPL, PSL, CPL, and several other leagues. He made his international debut at the age of 18

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WATCH: Gautam Gambhir makes endearing comment while answering question related to Virat Kohli



Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir is believed to have a personal dislike for former India skipper Virat Kohli. Over the years, Gambhir has been critical of the 2008 U19 World Cup-winning captain on a lot of issues. Not to forget, Gambhir has been vocal about not the media should be worshipping individual players.

During a talk show on Star Sports, the two-time World Cup winner was asked about the bowler Kohli faced while completing his 50th ODI hundred. As Gambhir gave the right answer, he also mentioned that his rivalry is with Kohli which stays on the field only.

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He replied:

“Lockie Ferguson.”

Gambhir then smilingly went on to add:

“Ye aap baar baar dikhana, mujhe sab kuch yaad rehta hai. Ladai meri sirf on the field hai (Please show this clip again and again, I remember everything. My fight is only on the field)”

I want Virat Kohli to bat with the same intent he is known for: Gautam Gambhir

In another conversation. Gambhir said that Kohli must bat the same way against South Africa in the two-match Test series the way he does. Notably, the latter won’t play the practice game as he has come back to India for personal reasons. However, the right-hander will be available for the series.

“It will be in Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma’s minds that Shreyas Iyer, who is on his first tour, will be batting after Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul, if he plays, will be playing as a wicketkeeper for the first time. However, I want Virat Kohli to bat with the same intent he is known for.”

India’s squad for Tests: Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KL Rahul (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Prasidh Krishna, KS Bharat (wk)

Tuesday 26-Dec-23 to 30-Dec-23 1st Test Centurion
Wednesday 03-Jan-24 to 07-Jan-24 2nd Test Cape Town
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