After scoring his 71st century in international cricket, Virat Kohli credited his wife Anushka Sharma for giving him a pat on the back, especially when nothing was going right for the star batsman. Kohli, who had not scored a century in almost three years, reached triple figures in the ongoing Asia Cup against Afghanistan. He played an unbeaten 122 off 61 balls, which included 12 fours and six sixes. Sharing his thoughts on Kohli’s post-match quote on his wife Anushka, former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar lauded the power duo.
Akhtar termed Anushka as the “iron lady”, while also calling Kohli a “man made of steel”. “He has seen the worst side of me,” said Virat Kohli in his post-match interview, talking about his Begum (he was talking about his wife). Salute to Anushka Sharma Well done! You are an iron lady and she is a man made of steel, Mr. Virat Kohli,” Akhtar said in a video uploaded on his YouTube channel.
After scoring a century against Afghanistan, Virat Kohli had said: “And I kissed my ring in celebration as well. You see me standing here because of all the things that one person has put into perspective, that with me. Standing up. These tough times – that’s Anushka. This century is dedicated to her and our little daughter Vamika too.”
Kohli’s maiden T20I ton took him to 71 international tons, the joint second highest with Australian great Ricky Ponting.
India’s great batsman Sachin Tendulkar holds the record of 100 centuries.
Akhtar further said that if Kohli equals Tendulkar’s record, he will be remembered as the greatest batsman of all time.
“Congratulations to you, Virat Kohli, you are a very courageous person. Keep growing and you are a very good person. You always support the truth and so in the end nothing bad will happen to you remember. Next 29 will be hundreds Makes you mentally exhausted, but you will always be remembered as the greatest in the history of cricket.”
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