Virat Kohli will probably never forget the 2017 tour to Sri Lanka. It has been the best performance by the Indian cricket team in an overseas tour under Kohli’s captaincy. First, they locked the Test series as they hammered the Lankans by 3-0, then captured the ODI series by 5-0 and then took the only T20 home and defeated the local boys by 7 wickets. Plenty of records were created and broken through out the series. Be it MS Dhoni, KL Rahul or the skipper himself, lots of benchmarks have been created throughout the series.
Towards the end of the series, Virat Kohli had another feather in his cap after he became the highest run scorer while chasing in T20Is. He surpassed former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum who had 1006 runs in his account. Kohli played the captain’s knock in the only T20 played on September 6 at the R Premadasa Stadium. While chasing a huge target of 171 runs, Kohli ended up scoring 82 runs off 54 balls and hit the 17th fifty of his career in T20Is. He was also declared as the man of the match.
India completely whitewashed their island neighbours and won 9 international games consecutively on a foreign soil. As soon as India won the T20 game, the people on Twitter erupted in joy and wished Virat Kohli for his phenomenal performance.
— ICC (@ICC) September 6, 2017
Virat Kohli is on fire
He now holds the record for most runs while chasing in T20Is. #SLvIND
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) September 6, 2017
Kohli’s hunger & consistency is just astonishing.Even against a weak SL side,this has been one of d most dominating away series ever#INDvSL
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) September 6, 2017
Another chase, another quality knock! Kohli’s dazzling 82 sets up India’s 7 wicket victory. Also, India will return home undefeated. #SLvIND
— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) September 6, 2017
Friend: Kohli is the fittest batsmen in Indian history.
Me: I disagree.
F: How dare you?
Me: He’s the fittest batsmen in the world.
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) September 6, 2017
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) September 6, 2017
— ALL INDIA RADIO (@AkashvaniAIR) September 6, 2017
Virat Kohli now has 1807* runs.
Only Brendon McCullum (2140) and T Dilshan (1889) have more runs in T20 International cricket!#SLvInd
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 6, 2017
Soft hands at the wrong time. Kohli equals his highest score in a chase.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) September 6, 2017
New Record by Virat Kohli pic.twitter.com/Pz3wICrzQ0
— RVCJ Media (@RVCJ_FB) September 6, 2017
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) September 6, 2017
Champion! Champion! Champion Clean Sweep in all format! Well played Boys Specially Kohli Manish Pandey & Kuldeep Yadav in #INDvsSRI cheeerzz
— Manveer Gurjar (@imanveergurjar) September 6, 2017
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) September 6, 2017
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