Virat Kohli Bowling: Former Indian captain Virat Kohli is playing the Asia Cup 2022 in UAE these days. Here he has indicated to return to form by scoring a fifty in the match against Hong Kong. Kohli played an unbeaten 59 off 44 balls in the match.
Indian team won this match by 40 runs. With this, it has also made a place in the Super-4 stage. The hero of the victory was Suryakumar Yadav, who played an unbeaten innings of 68 runs in 26 balls. During this his strike rate was 261.54. He was also adjudged player of the match.
Kohli bowled 6 years ago in T20
In the match, Virat Kohli has surprised the fans in every way. First he indicated to return to form by putting a fifty in the batting. After this, bowling (Right arm Medium) in the second innings surprised the fans. Kohli bowled in T20 Internationals after 6 years. Kohli bowled an over in the match against Hong Kong and conceded 6 runs. However, he could not get any wicket.
Earlier, Virat Kohli bowled in the T20 International match on 31 March 2016. Then the match was played against West Indies at Wankhede, Mumbai. In this, Kohli bowled 1.4 overs and took one wicket for 15 runs.
Bowled in international cricket even two years ago
If we talk about all three formats (Test, ODI, T20), then Kohli had bowled in Test matches only two years ago. This match was played against New Zealand in Christchurch. In this test match, Kohli bowled only one over and gave 4 runs. In this match too, Kohli could not get a wicket.
Kohli’s bowling career in international cricket
Virat Kohli plays only as a batsman in international cricket. He is rarely seen bowling. Kohli has so far bowled in 11 innings of 102 Tests, in which he could not take any wicket for 84 runs.
Apart from this, Kohli bowled in 48 innings of 262 ODIs. In this, he could take only 4 wickets for 665 runs. Talking about T20 International, Kohli bowled in 13 innings of 101 matches. During this he took 4 wickets for 204 runs.
Indian team beat Hong Kong by 40 runs
In the match against Hong Kong in the Asia Cup, the Indian team, batting first, after losing the toss, scored a huge score of 192 runs for 2 wickets. Suryakumar Yadav played an aggressive innings of 68 not out in 26 balls. Kohli also scored an unbeaten half-century. Kohli scored a half-century after a long time. Earlier, he had scored 52 runs against West Indies in Kolkata on 18 February.
In response to the target of 193 runs, Hong Kong’s team played the entire over, but could score only 152 runs for the loss of five wickets. In this way the Indian team won this match by a margin of 40 runs. Babar Hayat scored 41 and Kinchit Shah scored 30 runs in the match, but could not win the team.