Watch: Virat Kohli answers ‘tough’ question from young fan; picks his ‘favourite match’
Do you know which is Virat Kohli's 'favourite' cricket match? Here is Kohli himself answering the question which he described as 'tough'
Bengaluru: Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli on Saturday (May 9) answered a “tough question” and picked his “favourite match” apart from the 2011 World Cup final.
The 31-year-old Delhi right-hander, while interacting with his young fans, said the question was indeed “tough” considering he had played so many matches. However, after much thought, he answered the question.
“Apart from the 2011 (World Cup) final, my other favourite match from the atmosphere and importance of the game point of view, would be the 2016 T20 quarter-finals (Super 10 game) against Australia in Mohali,” Kohli told one of his young fans on Star Sports’ “Cricket Connected” show.
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In that match at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium on March 27, 2016, Kohli smashed an unbeaten 82 off 51 balls with nine fours and two sixes to help India defeat Australia by six wickets. However, the hosts lost to eventual champions West Indies in the semi-final at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.
Kohli was the top-scorer in that game in Mohali. The next best for the MS Dhoni-led side was 21 by Yuvraj Singh. India successfully chased down 161 with five balls to spare. India were 94/4 in 14 overs and at that stage needed 67 off 36 balls. The victory was possible thanks Kohli’s superb innings. Dhoni was not out on 18, hitting a boundary to seal the contest. Kohli won the Man-of-the-match award.
“I would like to thank the crowd, it was unbelievable. The support helps you push through those tough times. You need challenges in every game, they improve you as a cricketer. I don’t know what to say, I am overwhelmed. Yuvi had a good partnership and then MS (Dhoni) kept me calm. We have always run well, we have an understanding, that’s why you train in the gym, you have those fitness regimes, that paid off today. This innings has to be in my top three, perhaps the top right now because I'm a bit emotional,” Kohli had said after the match.