Run machine Virat Kohli lived up to his ‘Chasemaster’ nickname as Rohit Sharma-led India resumed their epic rivalry with arch-rivals Pakistan at the biggest stage – the T20 World Cup. The former India skipper made India’s successful run in the final thriller against Babar Azam-led Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Stadium (MCG). Kohli has also received praise from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), as the talismanic batsman of the Indian team was recently praised by Roger Binny.
Speaking at an awards ceremony at the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) on Friday, the newly appointed BCCI president congratulated Kohli for his brilliant knock against Pakistan in the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup. Former India captain Kohli smashed his record 34th half-century to help India beat Pakistan by 4 wickets at the MCG on Sunday.
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“It was like a dream for me. I couldn’t see how Kohli was hitting the ball in the park. It was a great win. You never see matches like this where the match is so much in Pakistan’s favour. All of a sudden he’s back in India. It’s good for the game because a lot of people want to see it.” BCCI President Binny is quoted as saying. ANI.
War icon Kohli remained unbeaten on 82 off 53 balls and India ended their World Cup opener ahead of Pakistan. The former India skipper was adjudged man of the match for his batting masterclass. “Kol didn’t have to prove himself. He is a class player and players like him thrive under pressure, pressure brings out the best in them,” added Binny, who succeeded Sourav Ganguly as the 40th president of the apex cricket board. In India.
Talking about India’s World Cup campaign in Australia, Kohli scored the highest number of runs for the Rohit-led team in Thursday’s comfortable win over the Netherlands. The 33-year-old scored 62 off 44 balls in India’s 56-run win over the Netherlands. Kohli-starred India will face South Africa in match #30 of Super 12 (Group 2) at Perth Stadium on Sunday.