Team India captain Virat Kohli on Friday scored match-winning unbeaten 94 off 50 deliveries against West Indies. Kohli brought the Hyderabad crowd to its feet as he bettered his personal best to help India chase down the 208-run target - their highest ever run-chase in the shortest format of the game.
Reacting to Kohli's knock, former West Indies captain Sir Vivian Richards tweeted, "Amazing. Just amazing." Former India batsman, VVS Laxman said, "A masterclass from Virat Kohli, made to look so easy and finishing the job."
One of the great aspects of Kohli’s inning on Friday as he was not in his elements for the most part of his knock. Top edges, inside edges, misjudgment of shots, nearly dragging the ball back on, or arguing with the umpires for no-balls (for height) and wides, the 31-year-old appeared all over the place and was just trying too hard without achieving the desired result.
Following his knock of 94* against West Indies in the first T20I, India captain Virat Kohli said he's not someone who comes to the stadium wanting to entertain people by hitting the ball in the air. "I want to get the job done. But the aim isn't to play slam-bang cricket. I think my role this team is to bat long," he added.
They will play the 2nd T20I today night at Tiruvananthapuram.