5 instances when Virat Kohli stood tall in pressure situations

  • Cometh the hour, Cometh the champion.
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Modified 20 Mar 2016, 21:49 IST

Cometh the hour, Cometh the man. There are very few people on earth who excel under pressure. Indias run machine Virat Kohli is surely one of them. In his international career, he has bailed India out of trouble on so many occasions that it has almost become a norm.Whenever India is in trouble, Virat Kohlis bat stands tall. It seems that pressure gets the better out of him. He becomes a lethal force when he is thrown into pressure cooker situations.In the all-important ICC T20 World Cup 2016 clash against arch-rivals Pakistan, the man again stood tall and weathered the storm to guide India to their 11 consecutive win against Pakistan in the world cups. This man is surely a class apart and he has amassing runs at will.There are several other instances when the classy right-hander stood tall in pressure situations.

#1 72 not out against South Africa in World T20 semifinal 2014

An ecstatic Virat after a stupendous knock of 74 in the ICC T20 World Cup 2014 Semi Final 

Chasing a stiff target of 173 in the all-important World T20 semifinal of the 2014 edition, India needed someone to guide the ship against a formidable South African bowling lineup. The right-hander came to the rescue as he scored a magnificent unbeaten 72 to guide India to the World T20 final in 2014.

He was in sublime touch throughout that tournament and he excelled in the big game against a big opponent too. After a good start by the openers Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane, India were in a spot of bother after losing wickets in a quick succession.

Virat weathered the storm with his stupendous batting and eventually guided India to famous win over the Proteas. According to Virat, it was his best knock given the magnitude of the game.

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Published 20 Mar 2016, 12:41 IST
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