Virat Kohli is one of the leading batsmen for India in all formats. He is usually a top-order batter and natural stroke maker. At first, he was considered as one of the best batsmen in India and later on, dominated the other world batsmen too to become the world’s most dedicated batter. He played many breath-taking knocks for India. From aggressive and bad boy attitude to one of the most established players – that’s been his incredible journey. Now, let’s see the best knocks of Kohli in International cricket.
9. 107 Against Sri Lanka (ODI)
This knock has been the introduction of Kohli to International cricket. It was such a composed knock as India lost the previous game and needed to win the next one to gain momentum in the series. Kohli played at No.4 and scored a brilliant 107 with eleven fours and a six. It was an even more special knock as India chased 315 with 11 balls to spare.
8. 116 Against Australia (Test)
The stage was all set for Kohli to perform in Test cricket and he aimed at something big and historical. India toured Australia and underperformed, no batsmen played to the potential and it is visible that India was under a lot of pressure. It was January 2012 when Kohli batted at No.6 and scored an incredible century which was meant to be his first test hundred. He scored 116 in 213 balls, including eleven fours and a six. India lost the match, but everyone came to know the superstar of Indian cricket is making progress.
7. 122 Against England (ODI)
This knock is rated as one of the top knocks of Virat in ODI’s because it produced a batting arena of a different class. Chasing 350, India was in a difficult situation. Still, king Kohli formed a formidable partnership with Jadhav and played a match-winning knock of 122 in just 105 deliveries, and it included eight fours and five sixes.
6. 154 Against New Zealand (ODI)
Virat Kohli notched up another fine century. It was in 2016 when India was fallen to a shaky start in chasing down the target of 286 scores. The reliable batsman Kohli made sure that he stayed till the end and was unbeaten at the score of 154 as India successfully chased down the total with ten balls to spare.
5. 49 Against Pakistan (T20I)
India-Pakistan game is always dramatic and a high-pressure match for the players. Kohli didn’t score his 50, nor did India chase a big total score but his knock will be remembered. India chased a mere sum of 85 in the Asia cup 2016 and the team was knocked down early by Pakistan fast bowlers. But Kohli - the chase master, proved again why he is the No.1 batsman globally by accumulating 49 runs from 51 deliveries and India successfully registered the win.
4. 72 Against South Africa (T20I)
Virat Kohli scripted a brilliant run chase against South Africa in the 2014 T20 World-Cup Semi-Final. He called this knock his best T20I knock. The way he dominated was terrific. Chasing 172 runs, Kohli played a scintillating knock of 72 runs with a strike rate of 163.63, advancing India to the finals.
3. 100 Against Australia (ODI)
Virat Kohli registered the fastest ODI century by an Indian batsman in 2013, when India defeated Australia by nine wickets. He scored 100, including eight fours and seven sixes, from just 52 deliveries. It was a rare sight to see Kohli batted with this attacking game play.
2. 183 Against Pakistan (ODI)
Many cricket experts and stars have rated Kohli’s knock of 183 against Pakistan as one of the best innings by an Indian batsman. In the 2012 Asia cup, Pakistan had a total of 329 runs. Kohli played the innings of his life, where he scored 183 runs in 148 balls. This knock consists of 22 fours and a six. India went on to win the game by 13 balls to spare.
1. 133 Against Sri Lanka (ODI)
It has to be the all-time most fabulous knock where the cricketing world experienced the other side of Virat Kohli. A pure dominanceand an innings of high quality Hobart was made as the venue to watch the magic of Kohli. India chased a total of 320 runs with almost 14 overs to spare. India needed to chase down 42 overs to advance to the finals and Kohli helped India successfully register the win. He scored 133 in 86 deliveries.