On this day eight years ago, the world witnessed one of the best ever knocks in the history of Indian cricket and even that knock can stake a claim for one of the best ever knocks in the cricket history. It was a historical moment and the fans were mesmerized with magic and the pure joy of watching the masterclass innings of Virat Kohli.
The Hobart crowd were blessed with the strokes and majestic range of shots displayed by the current Indian captain that day against the fellow neighbours Sri Lanka in the CB series in 2012.
India were down and out in a do-or-die situation as the in-form Sri Lankans were raring to knock-out India and seal a spot in the finals.
India opted to bowl in the crunch game and couldn’t able to restrict the Lankans to a reasonable total as the Sri Lankans piled up 320 runs in their quota of 50 overs.
India were in a hopeless situation as they need to chase the mighty total inside 40 overs to even think about a place in the finals, their body language was down and out and their shoulders dropped.
Then came the man who showed the world what he is made of. A blistering knock that terrified the whole world and potentially started a new era in the history of cricket-The Kohli era.
To everybody’s surprise, India chased the target inside 37 overs to register one of the unforgettable Victories in the history of Indian cricket.
It was the superman Virat Kohli who scored a 86 ball 133 run knock that included a whopping 16 boundaries and 2 maximums.
He absolutely made a mockery of one of the feared bowlers in the cricket Lasith Malinga by collecting 44 runs from the 15 deliveries he faced against him
1st 50 Runs ~ 44 balls
2nd 50 Runs ~ 32 balls
Last 33 Runs ~ 10 balls
Last 83 runs – 42 balls
It was a turmoil at the Hobart that day and India came on top by destroying the Lankans.
Fans are celebrating this memorable knock big time