Bibhu Prasad Ray

Virat Kohli’s blistering knock of 133* in Hobart against Sri Lanka during CB series 2012 was rated the best ODI knock of his 50 ODI centuries. In a recent survey made by Cricinfo, two knocks of Kohli were gone in the final round where it was a tussle between Kohli’s 183* Vs Pakistan and 133* Vs Sri Lanka. 

Without an aorta of doubt, with 64%, this blistering knock against Sri Lanka was regarded as the best knock Virat Kohli scored in his illustrious international career of 15 years.  

Talking more about that knock, India needed a herculean effort to chase 320 runs inside 40 overs which was made by Sri Lanka during the CB series in 2012. 
India went to a blistering start as Tendulkar and Sehwag provided the perfect start to the Indian run chase. But both got out in search of scoring runs at the score of 86 runs. Then it was the turn of two Delhi boys (Gambhir and Kohli) to put pressure on the Lankan bowlers and they did exactly that by stitching a 115-run partnership for the 3rd wicket. 

After Gambhir got out on 63, Virat soon began to accelerate his innings and he was equally supported by Suresh Raina at the other end.

In the end, Virat Kohli’s awe-inspiring knock of 133* of 86 balls made India win a historic match. This ODI win for India is among of best wins which is written in the history books of cricket. 

One of the most noteworthy things during Kohli’s knock was how quickly he adapted to the situation of taking big risks and scoring briskly at the same point in time. At the age of 23 to score this kind of knock is an art of genius. 

He was adjusted Man of Match for his knock.