After a spectacular much-awaited 71st century against Afghanistan – Virat Kohli claims he is back to play according to his game plan

Virat Kohli's 71st Century against Afghanistan

Virat Kohli, a former captain of India, claimed that following a spectacular much-awaited 71st century against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup Super Four match, he is now back to playing according to his game plan.

Details About Virat Kohli’s much-awaited 71st Century against Afghanistan:

In the continental tournament, Kohli, who recently joined the squad after taking a gap due to mental health difficulties, showed signs of regaining his form. He went a step further and shocked even himself by bringing up his first T20I century and 71st international hundred.

With a century in 53 balls, the 33-year-old broke his century dry spell and continued on to be unbeaten at 122 off 61. His innings featured six maximums and 12 extra-large hits, making him the Indian batter with the most runs in the shortest format. India overcame Afghanistan by 101 runs to finish the Asia Cup on a high note thanks to Kohli’s performance.

When asked to increase the scoring rate, Kohli remarked after the game, “My role in the team is to take responsibility according to the situation. It was my intention that if I was able to come into this zone, then I’d feel relaxed in my space, because if I got set in 10-15 balls then I could accelerate.”

I was moving away from playing in my template because I was a little desperate to do something that is not in my game, but I have returned to it, and I’m really happy about that, especially from the perspective of the team.

During the game, Kohli also passed Rohit Sharma’s record of 3500 runs and became the second player from India to hit 100 sixes in a T20I. However, Kohli acknowledged that he is not good at smashing sixes and instead relies on seeing holes and aiming for boundaries.

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