Veteran batter Virat Kohli’s batting brilliance was on display against Sri Lanka in the third and final ODI on Sunday, January 15 at the Greenfield International Stadium, in Thiruvananthapuram. He slammed his second century of the series in the match, to power India to a huge score. The right-handed batter pulled off several breathtaking shots, however, his smacking helicopter shot left the fans and the experts in awe.
In the forty-fourth over, Kasun Rajitha came on to bowl his eighth over. He bowled a slower-length ball, which Virat Kohli slammed into the long-on stands. The right-handed batter came down the track, picked up the delivery, and hit a cracking 97m six. There were shades of MS Dhoni’s helicopter shot in his follow-through.
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📹 Mighty Maximum – a 97m SIX from Virat Kohli 👀👀
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 15, 2023
Virat Kohli stayed unbeaten scoring 166 runs off 110 deliveries at a strike rate of 150.91. His knock included thirteen boundaries and eight sixes. Earlier, opener Shubman Gill also slammed a century, scoring 116 runs at a strike rate of 119.59. The duo added 131 runs for the third-wicket stand. Team India finished at 390 runs at the loss of five wickets.
Virat Kohli is amazing, feels great to share the crease with him: Shubman Gill
Team India batter Shubman Gill put on a great partnership with Virat Kohli in the third ODI against Sri Lanka. Speaking about his partnership, the youngster expressed that they discussed who to target, and when. Shubman Gill hailed Virat Kohli and added that it feels great to bat with the veteran cricketer.
“When you are batting with someone like Rohit Bhai or Virat Bhai, you don’t have to do much. We were just talking about whom to target and when to target. We didn’t score much in the first few overs, so then we discussed on scoring faster. He (Kohli) is amazing, I remember watching him as a kid and it feels great to share the crease with him today,” said Shubman Gill as quoted by Cricbuzz.