When Kohli arrived at the players’ huddle, he shared a smile with teammate Glenn Maxwell of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
On Sunday, Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav each scored fifty runs as India defeated Australia in the third and final Twenty20 international. All-rounder Hardik Pandya, who was undefeated at 25, hit the winning four on the penultimate ball of the innings to give India a six-wicket victory in Hyderabad. Pandya was composed at the end, but Kohli was his normal vivacious self and continued his impressive run with the bat. Suryakumar Yadav, who scored 50 runs off of 29 balls, helped the former India captain stabilise the innings by playing some of his most impressive strokes.
After scoring 63 runs in 48 balls, Kohli was out in the final over, but India still had a good chance of winning the T20I series with just five more runs needed. The great hitter, who plays with zest and occasionally loses himself in his own fervour, was animated at the award ceremony as well. He was given the award for “Energetic Player of the Match,” after which he raced back to his teammates in an unprecedented celebration. When he got to the players’ huddle, he also laughed with Glenn Maxwell of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
In the most recent Asia Cup, Kohli, who had lost his mojo, teamed up with Yadav for 104 runs. Yadav once more displayed his 360-degree strokeplay. KL Rahul (1) and Rohit Sharma (17) returned within the first four overs, giving India a poor start.
After that, Kohli took a backseat while Yadav regularly scored boundaries in his blitz but died when India needed 53 runs off its final six overs. In just 36 balls, Kohli eventually reached his first fifty of the series. He surpassed legendary batsman Rahul Dravid to become India’s second-highest run-getter in international cricket with his 33rd T20I half-century.
Speaking after the game, Kohli emphasised that he has been enjoying his game ever since returning from a sabbatical and stated he wants to use his experience to take on Adam Zampa.
“I have to utilise my experience and had to take down Zampa. I looked at the dugout and both Rahul and Rohit asked me to continue batting,” said Kohli.
“Since my return, I’ve enjoyed hitting. I was earlier than the team again today by an hour and a half. I’m delighted and ecstatic with my contributions. merely attempting to position in a secure area, “Added he.