That was the end of 1021 days of waiting. At those day, Virat kohli, one of India’s top scorers ever to score in cricket, hasn’t been able to achieve the feat for a century. Before the drought hit, Kohli had scored 70 tons in international cricket. The 71st wait was long but it’s finally over. In the match against Afghanistan in the Asian Cup on Thursday, Kohli ended up finishing 122* of only 61 balls, which is the highest individual T20I score for India. He overcame Rohit Sharma’s 118 against Sri Lanka in Indore in 2017. He also balanced Ricky PontingThe imprint of the international 71 centuries. Only Sachin Tendulkar (100) scored more points than Kohli and Ponting in international cricket.
After the century – in the T20Is for the first time – Kohli celebrated in a special way.
Watch: Virat Kohli’s celebration after scoring in the 71st century for India
A long wait is finally over.
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They all saw the relief on his face with Kohli flashing a bright smile as he took off his helmet.
He then proceeded to kiss his wedding ring after holding his cane aloft in front of his supporters and dressing room.
Speaking of his celebration, Kohli said he dedicates his ton to his wife Anushka and daughter Vamika.
“And I also kissed my ring in celebration. You see me standing here because it’s all been put into perspective of one person who has stood by my side through all the times. difficult – that’s Anushka. These hundreds are dedicated to him and to our little daughter Vamika too,” he said.
This moment is quite special for Kohli as over the past few months he has faced criticism regarding his form.
Kohli talked about how his celebration was not one of his usual celebrations, the “angry” ones after hitting the triple-digit mark.
“The last two and a half years have taught me a lot. I will turn 34 in November. So those celebrations are a thing of the past,” he said at halftime.
“Actually I was a bit shocked. This was the format I least expected. I worked hard and this is a very special moment for me and the team,” Kohli said.
“It was an accumulation of a lot of things. The team was open and helpful. It gave me space to work on my game. I knew there was a lot going on outside of me. They really hold my point.”
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