Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir termed Indian captain Virat Kohli’s 183-run innings against Pakistan in the 2012 Asia Cup as his best innings in all three formats. Gambhir said this at the ‘Best of Asia Cup’ at the Star Sports event.
Gambhir, who was dismissed for zero in this match, said that Virat has played many incredible innings in all three formats, but his 183-run innings against Pakistan is the best in every scale. He said that we were chasing a target of 330 runs and we lost the first wicket without adding a run to the scoreboard. At that time Kohli was not so experienced. In such a situation, scoring 183 alone is really special.
Kohli scored 183 runs from 148 balls.
In that match, Pakistan had experienced bowlers like Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi and Wahab Riaz. Despite this, Kohli played fearlessly and did not let any Pakistani bowler dominate himself. He scored 183 runs in 148 balls. During this, he hit 22 fours and a six. Thanks to this innings of Virat, Team India won the match by 6 wickets. This is also Virat’s biggest innings in ODI cricket.
Virat scored 34 centuries in ODIs in the last 8 years
Virat has so far scored 11867 runs in 248 ODIs at an average of 59.33. He has scored 43 centuries and 58 half-centuries. His strike rate is also slightly more than 93. Virat has played 166 ODIs since 2012 and has scored 8634 runs at an average of over 65. During this, he scored 34 centuries. So far, he has scored 43 centuries in ODIs, out of which 34 have been planted in the last 8 years only.