Virat Kohli Mocks Kesrick Williams By Imitating "Notebook" Send-Off: Watch
Virat Kohli smashed six fours and as many sixes to record his career-best T20I score of 94 not out.
- Kohli smashed 6 fours and 6 sixes to record his career-best T20I score
- Virat Kohli put on a key 100-run second-wicket stand with KL Rahul
- The second match is in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday
Virat Kohli hit an unbeaten 94 off 50 balls as India beat the West Indies by six wickets in the first Twenty20 International (T20I) in Hyderabad on Friday. After a rather sedate start in the mammoth chase, Virat Kohli was fired up after Kesrick Williams almost collided with him mid-pitch in the 13th over. Then, the Indian skipper hit Jason Holder for a maximum to reach his 23rd T20I fifty in the 15th over of the chase. Kohli was on a rampage in the 16th over bowled by Williams that went for 23 runs. Kohli even imitated Kesrick Williams's "notebook" celebration after hitting him for a six.
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It was being believed that Kohli had copied Williams' CPL send-off to Chadwick Walton but the man of the match made it clear that it was more of a revenge.
"It's not the CPL (about Williams' celebration), it happened to me in Jamaica when he got me out. So I thought I'll tick a few in the notebook as well, but all good. There were a few words, but smiles at the end. That's what you want to see. Good competitive cricket but in the end shake hands and give a hi-fi. That's what cricket is all about. Play it hard but have respect for opponents," Kohli said in the post-match conference.
Virat Kohli put on a key 100-run second-wicket stand with KL Rahul, who made 62, as the hosts reached their target of 208 in 18.4 overs to lead the three-match series 1-0.
Kohli smashed six fours and six sixes to record his career-best T20I score, beating his previous high of 90 with a winning hit over the rope.
The second match will be played in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday.