Virat Kohli is the man of the moment. Be it test cricket, one day internationals or T-20, he can cream bowlers for runs all day long. The young man from Delhi came into limelight in 2007, when he won India the U-19 world cup and was straightaway taken by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the inaugural season of IPL. Since then, he hasn’t looked backed and taken the mantle of being the go to player for India in the recent past. Let’s revisit his top 5 innings across all formats
1.)Double Trouble in Adelaide- 2014(115 & 144)
The all Important tour of Australia began with the test at one of the most scenic sporting venues around the world in Adelaide. With MS Dhoni out with an Injury, Virat Kohli took the reigns and boy, didn’t he deliver. Australia posted a massive total of 517. Kohli was greeted by a bouncer first ball which hit his helmet and shook him up. Kohli took charge and scored a brilliant hundred, pulling Johnson in front of mid-wicket and sweeping Nathan Lyon in front of square with equal panache.
Australia setup a massive target of 364 to chase. India could have taken a passive route and drawn the game, but Kohli went for the kill and scored a breath taking 144. Every cricket expert and former players were in awe of him that day. The way he showed the skill to chase down the target was exceptional. He got out when India needed 60 more to win the test match, which could have been one of the best chases by an Indian team in history. Tail-enders could add just 11 more runs before succumbing and India lost a test match. Kohli took his batting to another level that day.