One of the most loved Indian cricketers, Virat Kohli, turns 34 today, on November 5, 2022. While wishes from across the world have started pouring in, the man himself is currently in Australia with the Indian team for the ongoing T20 World Cup.
At the start of this year, Kohli wasn't at his best, career-wise. However, in the recent T20 World Cup match against Pakistan, he showed everyone what a brilliant batsman he is, claiming a historic win like no other.
Let's look at the recent performances that signalled Kohli's roaring return to the cricketing world:
59 runs of 44 balls (vs Hong Kong, Asia Cup 2022)
Against Hong Kong in the Asia Cup Group league match, Kohli rediscovered his signature flow. Kohli went on to blast a smooth half-century and stayed undefeated at 59 runs off 44 deliveries while playing with India's rising star Suryakumar Yadav. Three enormous sixes and a single boundary were sprinkled throughout his stunning innings. India scored a staggering 192 runs on the board, defeating Hong Kong by 40 runs.
60 runs off 44 balls (vs Pakistan, Asia Cup 2022)
In the Asia Cup Super 4 match between India and Pakistan, Virat Kohli's very important 60-run inning lighted the Dubai International Stadium.
While the other batsmen totally underperformed, Kohli excelled with the bat and assisted his team in scoring a respectable total of 181 runs.
The right-handed batsman hit four boundaries and a six in his 44-ball innings. But the thrilling game concluded with a narrow 5-wicket loss for the Men in Blue.
122 runs off 61 balls (vs Afghanistan, Asia Cup 2022)
In his attack on the Afghan bowlers, Kohli used all his weapons. When Kohli was brought in to bat first alongside KL Rahul, he put on an incredible performance and scored the first century of his T20I career.
He hit up to 12 fours and six maximums in his 122 runs at a 200-strike rate. The run-fest assisted India in scoring 212 runs and defeating Afghanistan by 101 runs.
82 runs off 53 balls (vs Pakistan, ICC T20 World Cup 2022)
Pakistan set their arch-rivals a target of 160 runs in 20 overs for this game. The Indian hitters had a major collapse despite the fact that the task did not appear to be difficult for the team. After that, Kohli assumed control, teamed up with Hardik Pandya, and calmly guided the innings. In the last few overs, Kohli attacked Pakistan's ferocious bowling attack hard. His 53-ball 82 stole the game away from the opposition as India prevailed by 4 wickets in the last-ball drama.
64 runs off 44 balls (vs Bangladesh, ICC T20 World Cup 2022)
After scoring three half-centuries in the present T20 World Cup, Kohli's blazing form was maintained. In the game against Bangladesh, he scored 64 runs off just 44 pitches, remaining undefeated. His powerful knock featured a six and eight other boundaries. India scored 184 runs in 20 overs thanks to the devastation.