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Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 77 is a lesson for any young batsman: VVS Laxman

March 17, 2021

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Ankit Seth

Former cricketer VVS Laxman praised Indian skipper Virat Kohli for his brilliant knock against England in the 3rd T20I. The veteran stated that Kohli's unbeaten 77-run knock was an excellent learning for any young batsman on how to pace an innings. Virat Kohli walked into bat when India was struggling at 20 for two. Initially, Kohli took his time as wickets continued to fall at the other end. But once he got settled, the batsman took charge and played some magnificent shots to put the hosts back in the contest.

Having scored 28 runs from his first 29 balls, he demonstrated his class by socring another 49 runs from the next 17 deliveries. Kohli was the top run-scorer for India with his unbeaten 46-ball 77. For England, Mark Wood (3/31) picked up three wickets to emerge as the most successful bowler, while Chris Jordan (1/35) claimed one.

Virat Kohli now owns the record of scoring 75+ runs on occasions where none of the other players in the team manage to score 30 or more runs

Virat Kohli scored his second consecutive fifty of the series as he took the England seamers to the cleaners in the death overs. The India skipper now owns the record of scoring 75 plus runs on occasions where none of the other players in the team manage to score 30 or more runs. With Virat Kohli, this has now happened a total of 5 times. The next player on the list is former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene (4).

Team India will face England in the fourth T20I of the series on Thursday, March 18, at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad. The upcoming match, as well as the remainder of the series, will be played behind closed doors due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the country. The Men in Blue will be aiming to level the series, while England will be hoping to seal the series.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth