Last updated: November 07 2022 15:46 Indochina Time
Virat Kohli celebrated his 34th birthday on the 5th of November and the entire cricket community extended its heartfelt wishes to the ex India Team captain. Former Indian cricketer Virender Siwaj also celebrated Kohli’s birthday by sharing an interesting anecdote. While speaking to Cricbuzz, the faltering opener revealed a great story from Kohli’s days in domestic cricket.
“I first got to know Kohli when our coach Ajit Choudhury told me about him. Kohli played under him for the U-16 and U19 teams. He had said that one day Kohli would represent India. We were playing for Delhi in the T20 tournament. Any player can stop it. At that time, when I realized that this guy has a special talent,” Sehwag was quoted as saying on Cricbuzz.
Kohli on the dream path in the ongoing T20 Globalism Glass. The prolific batter has been going through a lean patch for the past three years, but he’s rediscovered his best.
India’s star batsman has racked up 246 shots in the tournament so far with an impressive average of 123. In fact, Kohli is now the all-time leading scorer in the T20 World Cup Finals. He surpassed Mahila Jayawardene’s record by 1016 passes during India’s clash with Bangladesh.
It is worth noting that Kohli played a major role in India’s qualification to the semi-finals. Kohli turned back the clock with a superb 82-of-53 shot in a high-stakes showdown against Pakistan. Kohli’s memorable strike secured India’s victory in that crucial match.
India will now play England in the popular second semi-final in Adelaide on November 10. Kohli has always enjoyed batting in Australian conditions, particularly in Adelaide. In the Adelaide Oval’s 14 internationals in all formats, Kohli broke 907 runs with an impressive average of 75.58. Skipper Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid are hoping Kohli will score big goals in the semi-finals as well and push India’s team to the T20 World Cup final.