Anand Mahindra, an industrialist, was one of several who praised Virat Kohli after his excellent century against Afghanistan. The strike was obviously significant for Kohli. A player who at one point appeared scored hundreds more often than not, could not surpass the three-figure threshold since November 2019. Until he pounced on the Afghanistan attack in Dubai on Thursday. Despite India being eliminated at the Super 4 stage, Kohli’s Asia Cup journey ended on a somewhat triumphant note with the century.
Earlier in the competition, Kohli had scored two half-centuries, and in the opening game against Pakistan, he shared the lead with another player. For Kohli, the Asia Cup arrived at a critical juncture. He was getting a lot of flak for a protracted lean patch of form. After Kohli’s outstanding century, Anand Mahindra praised him on Twitter. “RISE! Real heroes roll with the punches & prove naysayers wrong with only their actions…” he tweeted. Kohli scored his first T20I century and 71st international century with an undefeated 122 off 61 balls.
Kohli smashed 12 fours and six sixes, setting a new record for an Indian player in T20 Internationals. His contribution enabled India, which had been given the bat by Afghanistan, to achieve a score of 212/2. After that, Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled a superb spell that saw him take five wickets in the first seven overs of the innings, completely destroying Afghanistan’s top order. His 5-4 session, which featured a first-over wicket, limited Afghanistan to a meager total of 111/8 in their 20 overs, allowing India to record their biggest-ever victory in the format while batting first.