- Virat Kohli is one of the most followed athletes on the planet
- The former captain has completed 50 million followers on Twitter
- Kohli also has over 200 million followers on Instagram
In Asia Cup 2022, Kohli was the second-highest run-getter after Pakistan’s opener Mohammad Rizwan. While India failed to reach the final of the tournament, Kohli got the monkey off his back by scoring his 71st international century. While he was scoring centuries at will once upon a time, Kohli had to wait for 1019 days to score his 71st ton – which was also his first century in the shortest format of the game.
List of records broken by Virat Kohli en route to his maiden T20I ton in Asia Cup 2022
Virat Kohli ends century drought in international cricket, scores maiden T20I ton in Asia Cup vs Afghanistan
Opening the innings with KL Rahul against Afghanistan, Kohli hammered unbeaten 122 runs off just 61 balls. After looking off-colour in the last few months, Kohli took a month’s break which worked in his favour. Ahead of the tournament, Kohli confessed how he was trying to “fake intensity” at a time when he was not mentally there on the field. Kohli also revealed that during the break, for the first time in over 10-12 years, he did not pick up the cricket bat.
After his century against Afghanistan, Kohli was interviewed by Indian captain Rohit Sharma – who congratulated Kohli on ending the century drought and also highlighted how his form was crucial from the team’s perspective and how his presence in the dressing room helps players. Kohli also thanked Rohit and the team management for letting him play the way he wants to.