New Delhi: Virat Kohli, who has been in sensational form across formats since the beginning of this year, continued his purple patch as he hammered a match-winning unbeaten 85-run knock against New Zealand in the first ODI of the five-match series. The Delhi batsman has raised the level of his performances and has become an unstoppable force in limited-overs cricket.
Chasing a decent total of 190 runs, Kohli came to bat in the tenth over of the innings, after the dismissal of opener Rohit Sharma. Brimming with confidence after hitting his second double ton as Indian Test skipper recently, Kohli once again played a stupendous knock for the Men in Blue.
India chased down the total in 28.4 overs as Kohli remained unbeaten on 85 runs. His knock was studded with nine boundaries and a six.
The crowd at the beautiful Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharmasala got entertainment worth their money as Kohli played some gorgeous strokes during his stay at the crease.
While he has all the shots in his repertoire, one of those shots – a cover drive – caught the attention of Bollywood's superstar singer Arijit Singh.
Arijit couldn't but applaud Kohli's knock as he asked out of curiosity, "How do you play cover drive so so so good in the world? #Kohli."
— Arijit Singh (@TheArijitSingh) October 16, 2016
It remains to be seen whether Kohli will reply to the tweet, considering the fact that he doesn't reply to too many tweets, although he himself is quite active on social-media.