Virat Kohli stormed back to life in the series finale against the Aussies after a couple of lacklustre performances. The former Indian captain blasted up a match-winning masterpiece, once again demonstrating why he is such a great finisher.
He not only decisively won the game for the Men in Blue, but his performance in the middle was legendary as he very calmly guided the Indian side through a double whammy at the start of the innings and brought them within striking distance of the goal.
Virat Kohli has appeared at his ruthless best in India’s last two series. What has changed since the Asia Cup, according to Virat Kohli, was discussed during the post-game presentation. Since I returned in the Asia Cup, I have liked batting. I was earlier than the team again today by an hour and a half. I’m making great progress with my process, and I’m pleased with my contributions,” he remarked.
The Indian ace’s counterattacking strategy against Adam Zampa’s leg-spin, who has been his nemesis, on a pitch where the Indian spinners had appeared incredibly successful, was perhaps the most stunning aspect of Kohli’s innings. The ambitions Kohli had for the leggie were highlighted. “I had to take down Zampa, therefore I had to use my experience. I decided to pursue him after all. He attempts to limit my score and is a good bowler. I moved outside the leg stump because I knew he was going after my stumps. I’m deliberately trying to hit those huge ones through the middle overs,” he admitted.
Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav’s magnificent 104-run partnership not only helped India escape difficult situations but also gave them the advantage in the match. Virat Kohli was enamoured with SKY’s brilliant knock. “When I turned to face the dugout, I saw that Rohit and Rahul had both asked me to keep batting. He is skilled enough to bat in any situation; after scoring a hundred in England, he played effectively in the Asia Cup. The ball is being struck by him here as good as I have seen it in the previous six months. The hitter for the RCB remarked, “It’s just the variety of shots, and to play the strokes at the proper moment is such a nice ability to have, and he accomplishes that.
Additionally, he described what was going through his head and how he dealt with the never-ending thriller that lasted till the penultimate ball of the innings. The game shouldn’t have lasted that long, according to Kohli, and we ought to have had four or five runs to chase in the final over. It was crucial for me to keep my cool and secure one boundary, which I managed to do (in the last over).