Virat Kohli, the Indian star scored his 71st international century after a long wait of almost three years. The batter lost his touch once he was removed from his captaincy and was getting out cheaply. Prior to that, he was at least making fifties but was failing to convert it.
However, post-captaincy exit, his performances dipped further. The 33-year-old took a break from cricket after the England series and later revealed that he did not touch the bat for a month. The Bangalore batter barged back into the squad for the Asia Cup 2022.
Barring his duck against Sri Lanka, the aggressive batter performed decently in the previous outings of the continental tournament. However, against Afghanistan, Kohli put an end to the long wait for his 71st century. A subtle celebration followed the century and his smile spoke a million words.
But what won hearts was the work of a cameraman and an elderly person. An elderly person was seen bowing down to Virat Kohli after his century and it won the hearts right away.
Here’s the video:
Missed this pic.twitter.com/LHjQhhQQSm
— Ali (@stuckon70) September 8, 2022
I am blessed and grateful right now: Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli said after the match that he was grateful for his life, his wife and his baby girl Vamika. The batter said that he least expected a century in the shortest format of the game. He further admitted that he faked his intensity before the break and realized that later on.
“It [the century] was worth 1000 words, I am blessed and grateful right now – the last 2 and half years have taught me a lot – this November I will turn 34 so the celebrations are of the past. During these celebrations, there were lot of thing put into perspective Actually. I was shocked[with the 100] because this is format I least expected to get a 100,” Kohli said after scoring the century.
India ended their campaign against Afghanistan with a thumping win. They’ll now face Australia and South Africa next before going to Australia to play in the 20-20 World Cup 2022.