Excellent Performance by Virat Kohli in Asia Cup 2022
Former India captain Virat Kohli, who returned to form with his blazing batting in the Asia Cup, has benefited a lot. He has jumped 14 places to 15th position in the ICC T20 rankings. At the same time, Wanindu Hasaranga, who was the Player of the Series, has jumped three places to the sixth position in the ranking of T20 bowlers.
In the ranking of T20 batsmen, India’s Suryakumar Yadav is in the fourth position, while captain Rohit Sharma is in the 14th position. Pakistan wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan is at the top of the T20 rankings, while captain Babar Azam has slipped to the third position. South Africa’s Aiden Markram has moved up to the second position.
Virat’s bat spoke fiercely in Asia Cup
Kohli scored the 71st century of his career against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup. Now he has 27 in Tests, 43 in ODIs, and one century in T20. With this century, Kohli equaled former Australia captain Ricky Ponting’s record of international centuries. Ponting had scored 71 centuries in his international career. He scored 41 centuries in Tests and 30 in ODIs. Ponting played 668 innings for this.
Kohli scored 71st century in Asia Cup
Kohli has played 522 innings for 71 centuries. Now only Sachin Tendulkar is ahead of him. The God of Cricket had scored 100 International Centuries in his career. Tendulkar has 51 centuries in Tests and 49 in ODIs.
Virat scored a century after 1020 days
After 2019, Virat Kohli scored a century in international cricket after almost three years (1020 days) against Afghanistan. Earlier, he scored the 70th century of his career in the Kolkata Test against Bangladesh on November 23, 2019. First century in T20 International.
In the match against Afghanistan, Virat came as an opener. In such a situation, in the T20 World Cup to be held in October, this player is also being asked to open.
He played the inning of 122 runs against Afghanistan
Kohli scored 122 runs against Afghanistan in 61 balls with 12 fours and 6 sixes. This inning was the best innings played by any Indian batsman in T20 Internationals. He broke Rohit Sharma’s record in this matter. Earlier, Rohit had scored 118 runs in T20 Internationals.
Apart from this, he also became only the second batsman in the world to score more than 3,500 runs in T20 International cricket. Indian captain Rohit Sharma is at number one. He has scored 3,620 runs in 136 matches. At the same time, Kohli has 3,584 runs in his name