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When Kohli’s racquet caught fire at the Asian Cup, he scored 183 runs against Pakistan

When Kohli's racquet caught fire at the Asian Cup, he scored 183 runs against Pakistan

There is very little time left until the start of the 2023 Asian Cup. The first match will be played between Pakistan and Nepal on August 30th. Team India’s first match will be against Pakistan on September 2nd. Virat Kohli has a good record against Pakistan. At the Asian Cup itself, he scored the best result of his ODI career against Pakistan. Kohli won India by playing a memorable inning at Mirpur.

In fact, the fifth match of the 2012 Asia Cup between India and Pakistan was played in Mirpur. In that game, Pakistan scored 329 runs while batting first. Mohammad Hafeez and Nasir Jamshed scored centuries for Pakistan. At the same time, Younis Khan had reached half a century.

Kohli batted 3rd place for Team India, pursuing the target set by Pakistan. He hit 183 runs with 148 balls. Kohli’s innings included 22 fours and one six. This was the best result of Kohli’s ODI career so far. Due to Kohli’s explosive performance, India won by 6 wickets.

Kohli had defeated the Pakistani bowlers in this match. Pakistani bowler Wahab Riaz had looted 50 runs in 4 overs. Cheema had scored 60 runs in 8 overs. Umar Gul had scored 65 runs in 8.5 overs. Shahid Afridi scored 58 runs in 9 overs. Mohammad Hafeez took one wicket for 42 runs in 9 overs.

Significantly, Gautam Gambhir and Sachin Tendulkar opened for India in that game against Pakistan. Gambhir was out without opening the account. Sachin scored 52 runs in 48 balls. Rohit hit 68 runs in 83 balls. Suresh Raina scored 12 points, not out.

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