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‘The King is back’- Virat Kohli breaks the internet as he scores an international hundred after 1121 days

Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant

For more than 1000 days, the fans waited for Virat Kohli to score his next century in International cricket. However, not a lot of people had expected him to score one in the ongoing match against Afghanistan. It came after 1121 days with a strike rate of 188.68. The former Indian skipper raised his century in just 53 balls against Afghanistan on Thursday. His knock was laced with 11 fours and 6 sixes. 

India are currently playing their last match in the Asia Cup 2022 against Afghanistan at Dubai International Stadium. Afghanistan skipper, Mohammed Nabi won the toss and elected to bowl first. Virat Kohli opened the batting alongside KL Rahul as the regular skipper Rohit Sharma has opted to rest.

Both KL Rahul and Virat Kohli played with caution in the first few overs to take note of the fresh pitch. The duo accelerated, later on, and helped India reach 52 for 0 at the end of the power play. Kohli looked at his best as he scored runs all around the park. 

He changed gears by smashing two fours and a six against Mujeeb Ur Rahman in the 6th over, which set the tone for his innings. He was dropped off Nabi in the seventh over and capitalized on that fully. Kohli rotated the strike wonderfully but also hit boundaries at regular intervals.

Be it spinners or pacers, India’s run-machine played with ease and dominated the Afghan bowlers throughout his innings. Kohli reached a century with a four and six and went on to play an unbeaten knock of 122 runs in 61 balls. 

Fans were all praise for Kohli on Twitter. Here’s a look at some of the reactions:

 

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