India vs West Indies 1st T20 International: India Captain Kohli remained unbeaten on 94 runs as India won by 6 wickets in Hyderabad to go 1-0 up in the 3 matches T20 Inter series. Kohli’s innings was laced with 6 sixes and as many boundaries.
In a huge 208 runs chase, Virat Kohli walked out to bat when Rohit Sharma drops for 8 in the 4th over itself. The captain had a shaky begging to his blistering innings as he failed to execute his shots appropriate a couple of times. At the same time, skipper was 3 off 9 balls and 20 off 20 but the swashbuckling batsman after that got into the groove, completed with 94 runs off 50 balls. Captain’s last 68 runs came off 25 balls.
Later than being awarded the Man of the Match in the post-match presentation ceremony, Virat Kohli gives advice to the young cricketers to not follow his first-half of the innings. Virat Kohli said in the post-match ceremony that “To young batsmen watching, don’t follow the first half of my innings. I was batting poorly at that time. I didn’t want to put KL under pressure but I couldn’t get going. Luckily got that one over from Holder, and then I began to analyze why I’m going wrong. Realized I’m not a slogger but a timer instead, and then changed my playing style”.