Virat Kohli’s Heroics That Played Silent Role In India’s Triumph In 3rd T20I. Watch

The Indian cricket team’s triumph against Afghanistan in the 3rd T20I saw Rohit Sharma and Rinku Singh grab the spotlight with their valiant 190-run partnership for the 5th wicket. While Rohit and Rinku took India to a challenging total of 212 runs with their heroics, Virat Kohli was silent with the bat, having incurred a first-ball duck. But, despite the poor show with the bat, Kohli pulled off two exceptional moments in the field that played key roles in the hosts’ triumph.

With Afghanistan 165/4 in 16.4 overs, Kohli pulled off a stunning save on the boundary rope, leaving fans in the stadium, his teammates, and social media in awe. 

Some even found similarities between Kohli’s save and Bumrah’s action.

That wasn’t enough, Virat later grabbed a brilliant running catch too, and helped Avesh Khan send Najibullah Zadran packing. 

As for the match, India captain became the first batsman to hit five T20 international tons as his unbeaten 121 off 69 balls powered the hosts to 212-4 in Bengaluru after they had slipped to 22-4.

But Afghanistan put up a spirited response as Gulbadin Naib hit an unbeaten 55 off 23 balls to steer his side to 212-6, taking two off the final delivery to level the scores.

The Super Over was also tied after Afghanistan made 16 and India got the same score as the situation brought back memories of the 2019 50-over World Cup final between England and New Zealand.

The final at the Lord’s had ended level even after the Super Over and England won the trophy on a greater number of boundaries, prompting a rule change.

India made 11-2 in the second Super Over with Rohit scoring all the runs off the opening three balls. Indian spinner Ravi Bishnoi conceded just one run and picked up two wickets to seal the game.

With AFP inputs

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