Former Indian batter Gautam Gambhir has stated that no one would have lived without getting a hundred for three years, and that the only reason Virat was able to do so is because of the number of runs he had scored in the past. Virat is the only player to have done so.
After a break of nearly three years, India batter Virat Kohli finally took the monkey off his back by scoring his first international hundred. He did so after registering his first fifty. On the other hand, it was presented in a format that none could have anticipated. On Thursday, while playing Afghanistan in the Super 4 match of the Asia Cup, Kohli reached the century mark for the first time in a Twenty20 International.
The fact that the batter celebrated after reaching the milestone indicates that he was himself relieved to finally score a thousand after such a long drought. However, Gautam Gambhir, a former batter for India, stated that no one would have survived without scoring a hundred for three years, and that the only reason Virat survived was because of the quantity of runs he has scored in the past.
You have to come to terms with the fact that it has been three years, not just three months. It has been a very long time (three years). And I’m not trying to be critical of him, but he has earned that just because he has gotten a lot of runs in the past. I’m not trying to be critical of him.
After the match between India and Afghanistan, Gambhir commented on Star Sports that “but I don’t think so that any of the younger hitters would have lasted in international cricket had they not got a hundred in recent three years.”
“It was only a matter of time before it took place, and it took place exactly when it needed to. You are getting close to the Twenty20 World Cup, and he already has a hundred, which means he can finally relax now that the burden has been lifted off of his shoulders. However, if we are to be totally objective and forthright, I do not believe that anyone in the locker room would have made it over the past three years without a hundred.
A number of players, including Ashwin, Rahane, Rohit Sharma, and K.L. Rahul, have been taken out of the lineup. After failing to score a hundred for a period of three years, I do not personally know a single player who is still on the team. Only Virat Kohli is getting it, and I think he deserves it,” the commentator went on to say.
Virat Kohli scored his 71st international century and his first in Twenty20 Internationals when opening the batting for India in their final match in the Asia Cup Super 4, which they played against Afghanistan. India’s captain, Rohit Sharma, made the decision to rest before the match.
After that, Kohli proceeded to knock an unbeaten 122 off of 61 deliveries as India cruised to a victory in Dubai by a margin of 101 runs.
Before Thursday, Kohli had never struck a century in a Twenty20 International despite the fact that he had 27 Test hundreds and 43 in ODIs.
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