Virat Kohli

IPL 2023: There can be no bigger news than Virat Kohli's return to form for RCB, says Irfan Pathan
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Former India left-arm pacer Irfan Pathan called Kohli's unbeaten knock to be a piece of great news for RCB, who are in a quest for their maiden IPL trophy. "Virat Kohli is the biggest superstar of TATA IPL. He's shining brightly like a full moon and Indian fans can't be happier. He's started this season on a positive note."
IPL 2023: After Kohli-Chinnaswamy reunion, get ready for emotional return of Dhoni's CSK at Chepauk
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Virat Kohli's masterful knock along with captain Faf du Plessis and their third century stand in IPL ensured RCB didn't have to break much sweat and claimed an emphatic 8-wicket win over Mumbai Indians.
He makes a statement by hitting him over mid-off: Dinesh Karthik lauds Kohli for his attacking game against Jofra Archer
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Jofra Archer put down Kohli on his first ball of the match. Kohli then followed it up with a boundary through the third man and smacked a six over long-off. Kohli was in sublime touch to be 82 not out off 49 balls, laced with six fours and five sixes to chase 172 in 16.2 overs to get their IPL 2023 campaign off to a winning start.
Virat, Faf are going to feed off each other perfectly: Chris Gayle
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Virat Kohli (82 runs; 49b, 6x4, 5x6) and skipper Faf du Plessis (73 runs; 43b, 5x4, 6x6) put on a stellar show for the opening wicket, compiling 148 runs, as RCB romped home in only 16.2 overs. In the process, Tilak Varma's sensational 84 off 46 balls that included nine fours and four sixes was not enough to shield MI as the visitors failed to defend the 171.
Virat Kohli redefined T20 batting during 2016 IPL season: Aakash Chopra
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Kohli had solidified his name as one of the greatest batters in the history of the cash-rich tournament during his incredible 2016 season. He scored 973 runs in that edition, the highest ever in a single edition, in the tournament's illustrious history. If you looked at Virat Kohli the batter before that, you knew he could get you runs but nobody.
IPL 2023: Batting with Virat was just fantastic, I like the passion he has for the game, says Chris Gayle
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"We had some great memories batting together. Those moments we will always cherish. Those dance moves off the field also, I am sure you can see them on social media, I will cherish those things as well." "Batting with Virat was just fantastic. I like the passion he has for the game. I like his passion and his work ethic, it's fantastic.
Ashwin backs Virat Kohli to turn it on during the ODI World Cup in India
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Former India captain Kohli, who has gone through a long period of poor form, has regained his batting touch and has scored a majestic hundred in the Ahmedabad Test against Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series and followed it up with a half-century in a losing cause in the third and final ODI in Chennai as India lost.
Scoring century in Ahmedabad gave me a sense of calmness: Kohli opens up to AB de Villiers
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After a wait of 1205 days, Kohli registered his first Test century since 2019 and overall 28th, in the fourth Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy earlier this month. There was a gap of 41 innings between his last century and a ton in Ahmedabad, with the previous one coming over three years ago against Bangladesh in November 2019, where Kohli scored a sublime 136 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Ashwin regains top spot in ICC Test rankings for bowlers; Kohli, Axar make big moves among batters
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Ashwin was jointly named Player of the Series for his 25 wickets at an average of 17.28. That performance has now propelled him to get on top of rankings and be 10 rating points ahead of veteran England pacer James Anderson. Talismanic batter Virat Kohli has also advanced seven places to 13th position in the ICC Test Rankings.
4th Test: Expectations that I have for myself as a player are more important to me, says Virat Kohli
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On Sunday, Kohli ended a three-year wait for a century in Test cricket, with the last instance coming in November 2019 against Bangladesh, by scoring 186 runs, his 28th ton in the format coming off 241 balls and 75th international century to give India a 91-run lead. "The expectations that I have for myself as a player are more important to me. I think in Test cricket I wasn't able to play with my tempo and template that I have played with for the last 10 years for a while now. So that was the one thing I was trying to do."
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