Virat Kohli showed us a glimpse of his old form when he tamed the Australians in the final T20I to take the series.
The star batter was in his vintage mode on Sunday night and smashed 63 off 48 deliveries. He added a 104-run partnership with Suryakumar Yadav and took the team home with ease.
Team India required 11 runs off the last over, when Kohli and Hardik Pandya were on the crease and the former smashed a huge six on the first delivery of Adam Zampa, before getting dismissed on the second one.
After the match, Kohli spoke about Zampa and called him a “quality bowler”. He also revealed that he went with a different mindset.
“I kind of made up my mind to go after him (Adam Zampa) today. He’s a quality bowler and he tries to control my scoring rate whenever we play, I knew that he was going to attack the stumps, so I was standing outside leg already. Last game I was a bit disappointed that after hitting him for a four, I went for a double rather than hitting him for a six,” said Kohli in a post-match presentation.
“I’m happy with my contribution to the team”
Despite playing an excellent knock, Kohli wasn’t satisfied with his performance. He said that he should’ve picked his shots better and shouldn’t have let the game go this far.
“The game shouldn’t have gone on that long, we should have probably had 4 or 5 to chase in the final over. It was important to maintain my composure and get one boundary (on that first-ball six in the 20th over). I’m happy with my contribution to the team, I took a break, went back to the nets, worked hard on my fitness, and think it’s coming off well. I want to keep contributing and doing my best for the team,” said Kohli.
After the series, India will take on South Africa in a three-match T20I series.