India vs England, 3rd T20I: Virat Kohli's Masterclass In Ahmedabad Draws Praise From Ranveer Singh, Others
India vs England: Virat Kohli dazzled with his knock of 77* off 46 balls in 3rd T20I and it drew big applause from actor Ranveer Singh and others.
- Kislaya Srivastava
- Updated: March 17, 2021 08:11 AM IST
- Virat Kohli made 77 off just 46 balls in 3rd T20I against England
- Kohli's knock helped India recover form a bad start and make 156 for 6
- Kohli's innings drew applause from many, including actor Ranveer Singh
Virat Kohli's mesmerising knock of 77 not out off 46 balls in the third T20I against England drew applause from actor Ranveer Singh and former cricketers. "Chiku on Fire !!!!" tweeted Ranveer. Kohli is often referred to by his nickname Chiku. Kohli's innings helped India score 156 for 6 after being asked to bat first by England captain Eoin Morgan at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. 101 runs came in the last 10 overs of the innings as the Indian batsmen struggled in the Powerplay. Only Rishabh Pant (25) and Hardik Pandya (17) could Kohli some support.
"Some of the best T20 batting I've seen! Magnificent shots all around the ground ! The Man is a Machine !" Ranveer Singh added in another tweet, tagging the India captain.
Former India cricketer VVS Laxman called Kohli's knock a masterclass.
"Never tired of evolution," said former India cricketer RP Singh.
"Special from Kohli. We've seen so much of him and yet,this was jaw-dropping," said commentator Harsha Bhogle.
Special from Kohli. We've seen so much of him and yet,this was jaw-dropping- Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 16, 2021
"This has been a masterclass from Virat Kohli. If you're a young batsman anywhere in the world, watch this innings again but with a notebook and a pen," tweeted Wasim Jaffer.
Kohli started off cautiously before going into overdrive in the last five overs. With Hardik Pandya unusually slow to get off the mark at the other end, Kohli took upon himself the responsibility to accelerate at the death.
He hit Chris Jordan and Mark Wood for fours and sixes all around the ground with the trademark shot of the innings coming in the 18th over when Kohli off-drove Wood uppishly, all the way over the fence at long-off for a six.
He hit Wood for 6, 6, 4 in the 18th over and followed it with a four off Jofra Archer in the next and another off Chris Jordan in the final over.