Virat Kohli all set to join Rohit Sharma in special club

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Virat Kohli New Record

Former Indian captain Virat Kohli is poised to accomplish another incredible achievement when he walks into the field during the Asia Cup 2022 clash against Pakistan on Sunday.

During India’s last game against Hong Kong, the run-machine Kohli struck 59 runs off 44 balls at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, which helped India defeat the Nizakat Khan-led team by 40 runs. With the innings, Kohli tied Rohit Sharma’s record for most 50-plus scores.

Kohli will now aim to join the current Indian skipper and opener Rohit on another elite list when India and Pakistan once more square off in the Asia Cup 2022. Three more sixes will put him on the list of players with 100 sixes in T20Is alongside Rohit.

In the shortest version of the game, Kohli will become the second Indian batter to reach a century of sixes. Kohli will join players like David Warner, Chris Gayle, and Eoin Morgan in becoming the tenth player to hit 100 sixes in the history of the game’s shortest format.

In 101 games for India, the former skipper has smashed 97 sixes. In contrast, Rohit has smashed 165 sixes in 134 games. Rohit, often known as the Hitman, is second only to Martin Guptill of New Zealand, who has blasted 172 sixes in 121 games for New Zealand.

Kohli, who was facing tough time crease from some time has failed to score a ton in international cricket since 2019. And after a modest IPL 2022 season, he had failed to show any signs of returning in form during the England tour, where he failed to score even a single half-century knock in 2 T20Is, 2 ODIs and lone test he was part of.

He then skipped the tours of the West Indies and Zimbabwe to take some time off and prepare himself for the Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup, and his two innings of vital 35 against Pakistan and an unbeaten 59 against Hong Kong showed some glimpses of him getting back in form.

India will face Pakistan on Sunday, September 4. While they meet Sri Lanka on Tuesday, September 6 and Afghanistan on Thursday, September 8 as part of the super four stage of Asia Cup 2022.

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