A reporter asked KL Rahul, who was leading against Afghanistan in Rohit’s absence, whether Kohli could be tried as an opener in the upcoming tournament as well. The question did not go down well with KL Rahul, who came up with a rough answer before collecting himself and praising Kohli’s innings. First gave a befitting reply. However, India’s stand-in captain KL Rahul, who led the side against Afghanistan in Rohit Sharma’s absence, believes that Virat can score a century while batting at 3.
KL Rahul said, ‘You all know how Virat Kohli is. This does not mean that he will score only 5 centuries as an opener. He can score 6 or 7 hundreds even while batting at No. It is about defining the roles in the team and today he has played his part beautifully. Regular skipper Rohit Sharma in captain KL Rahul after being rested from India’s last match in the tournament. Rahul and Kohli played a brilliant innings of 119 runs in 76 balls, after which Rahul was dismissed at long-on after scoring 62 runs in 41 balls.
Kohli extended his maiden T20I century with a wide smile on both hands by hitting left-arm pacer Ahmed for a boundary and then a flat six over midwicket.