Top 5 T20I knocks by Virat Kohli
#3 49 vs Pakistan at Dhaka in 2016 Asia Cup
In a build-up to the 2016 World T20, Team India played numerous T20I games. And in Asia Cup, they faced their arch-rivals Pakistan in a group game. On a green Dhaka pitch, Indian bowlers bowled out Pakistan for just 83 runs.
During the run-chase, India were at tatters losing 3 for 10. Mohammad Amir was on fire with fine swing bowling. However, Kohli played some mind-boggling shots and took India to a memorable victory. Surely, the man himself will also remember this innings for a very long time.
#2 72* vs South Africa at Dhaka in 2014 World T20
During the 2014 World T20 in Bangladesh, India were undefeated in the league stage with authoritative wins. Kohli hammered a couple fifties in easy chases. In the crucial semifinal, South Africa scored 172 in their 20 overs.
For the first time in that competition, India were chasing a tougher target against a good South African attack. At crucial moments, Kohli played brilliantly against Dale Steyn and stayed until the end to win the game for India. The star right-hander was adjudged Player of the Tournament.
#1 82* vs Australia at Mohali in 2016 World T20
India were in a must-win situation following a sensational last ball victory against Bangladesh at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Australia set up a 161-run target for the hosts to chase in the vital game at Mohali.
Aussie bowlers controlled the Indian batsman with some economical bowling. At the 14-over mark, the Men in Blue were 94-4 and needed another 67 runs in 6 overs. At that crucial time, Kohli turned the tide in their favour with some delightful shots. He stayed not out on 82 and won the Player of the Match award.