KL Rahul cheekily defended his opening position, saying Virat Kohli can hit a hundred at number three as well. Kohli ended his century drought with a 53-ball hundred in the Asia Cup match against Afghanistan. He went onto remain unbeaten on 122 as India beat Afghanistan by 101 runs.
India stand-in captain KL Rahul gave a befitting reply when he was asked should former skipper Virat Kohli open the innings for the team.
Kohli opened the innings for India alongside Rahul in the team’s Super Four match against Afghanistan at the 2022 Asia Cup. Kohli, who recently returned to the team after taking a break owing to mental health issues, showed glimpses of returning to form in the continental tournament. But in the match against Afghanistan, Kohli surprised himself as he brought up his 71st international hundred and maiden T20I century.
The former India captain ended his century drought with a 53-ball hundred and went onto remain unbeaten on 122 runs. His innings was studded with 12 boundaries and six maximums as he registered the highest individual runs by an Indian batter in the shortest format. During the match, Kohli also became the second India player after Rohit Sharma to hit a hundred T20I sixes and the second player to cross the 3500-run mark after Rohit.