After an impressive performance in the 3 match T20I series against West Indies, Virat Kohli became the only batsman to be in top 10 rankings across all three formats. He blazed away to 94* off 50 balls in the first T20I at Hyderabad and led India to a stunning 6 wicket win. In the 2nd match, Kohli scored just 19 off 17 balls
In the 3rd and deciding T20I match played at Wankedhe Stadium, Mumbai on 11th December, Kohli came at number 4 and smashed 70 off 29 balls with 4 fours and 7 sixes with a strike rate of 241.38. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul had laid a strong foundation adding 135 runs for the opening wicket. He showed immense power hitting and smacked West Indies to all parts of the ground. Due to his knock, India posted a massive total of 240 for 3 in 20 overs. West Indies fell way short of the target as India won the match by 67 runs to win the series 2-1.
For his 183 runs in 3 matches, Kohli was named the man of the series. Due to his great performances, the Indian captain has entered top 10 rankings again. He has shown great consistency in all formats of cricket. He was pumped for yesterday’s match and made sure that India wins the match.
Now, Kohli is the number 1 ranked Test batsman in the world. He has played 84 Test matches (141 innings) and scored 7202 runs with best score of 254* against South Africa in the 2nd Test match at Pune. In his test career so far, he has hit 27 centuries and 22 half-centuries.
In 50 over format, Kohli has scored 11250 runs from 239 matches (230 innings) with 43 centuries and 54 fifties, at an average of 60.31 overs. He has won matches on his own while chasing down massive targets. With the 3 match ODI series starting against West Indies from 15th December, Kohli could ensure more success and help Team India win matches for his country.
Kohli is one the greatest batsman in modern day cricket. He has shown class with his stroke play in all three formats.