When the noise about Virat Kohli’s form started growing louder, the Indian captain silenced his bowlers by scoring a half-century ahead of time. Kohli completed his 26th T20I half-century on Sunday during the second match against England and he did what was successful for India and helped the home team win the series after the crushing defeat on Friday.
Kohli remained unbeaten 73 runs in 49 balls with the help of five fours and three sixes. He scored the winning run, Chris Jordan hit a four, in which Kohli also performed brilliantly, as the India captain became the first batsman to score 3000 runs in T20I cricket. Kohli explained that he is happy to work for the team, and as far as his knock is concerned, Kohli revealed how he had a special conversation with Mr. 360, his Royal Challengers Bangalore Pal, AB de Villiers and whose advice he had The match followed.
I had to focus on the basics. Probably thinking of many variables outside. I’ve always taken pride in working for the team, so I’m happier than scoring 70-odd. Kohli said after the match. Keep an eye on the ball. Management talked to me about things. Anushka is here, so she keeps talking to me too. And I had a special conversation with AB de Villiers before this game and they just asked me to watch it. Ball. So that’s what I did.
India bounced back on Sunday after falling behind by eight wickets in the first game. He kept England under his control the whole time, first limiting him to 164, preventing his batsmen from scoring half-centuries. Later, with the bat, even after falling short at 0/1, Kohli and a young Kishan converted India into a 94-run game. Moving into the third game, Kohli could not ask for more.
He said, we have a good game. I think we ticked all the boxes we wanted. Especially in the first innings. The India captain said, only one left-handed bowler bowled and he used the big boundary for right-handed batsmen.