Cricket has come to a standstill due to the corona virus pandemic that has shook the world right now. As a result most of the cricketers are participating in live instagram sessions and various other online talk shows to reflect upon their career. During one such interaction with Star Sports on their show ‘Cricket Connected’, Indian captain Virat Kohli talked about his favourite match in his career so far.
In the show, one young kid asked him to name his favourite match keeping apart the worldcup final that happened in 2011. To which Virat replied that the 2011 World Cup final cannot be peaked but if he was to pick another game then it would be 2016 T20 World cup quarterfinals against Australia.
“Apart from the 2011 finals, my other favourite match from the atmosphere and importance of the game point of view, would be the 2016 T20 quarter-finals against Australia in Mohali,” said Virat.
The match is best known for Virat Kohli’s exploits as he almost single-handedly led India to an incredible six-wicket victory. Kohli had matured a lot more in the 2016 ICC World T20 and his love-hate relationship with the Australian national team was no longer a secret to fans. Having shown how much he loves to perform against the Aussies on a few occasions before, Kohli hit a memorable 82 in the quarter-final to seal a 6-wicket win which put the Indian team in the semi-final. The match took place in Mohali which is considered as the favourite hunting ground for Aussies in India. Virat Kohli’s innings has since achieved a cult status in cricket, and is widely considered as one of the best knocks in the history of T20 World Cup.
2011 feelings cannot be peaked
Virat added that nothing will ever come close to the surreal feeling of winning the ICC men’s World cup in 2011 in home soil. In the 2011 World Cup final, India defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets as the side, under the leadership of MS Dhoni, ended the country’s 28-year wait for the coveted trophy.