India star batter Virat Kohli is back among the runs for his country. Kohli has started the new year with a bang, smashing 2 centuries in 3 innings he has played so far. While Kohli smashed an 87-ball 113 in the first ODI against Sri Lanka, the 34-year-old ended the series with another century. Kohli scored an unbeaten 166 in just 110 balls and helped India post a mammoth total. Eventually, India won the game and Kohli was awarded as Player of the Series.
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The century in the third ODI was Kohli's 46th in the format. With the batter closing in on Sachin Tendulkar's record of 49 centuries, Kohli received immense praise from all corners. Meanwhile, a Pakistan journalist tried to mock Kohli by saying that the batter scores runs only when there is no pressure.
"Virat Kohli is at his best when there's no pressure, series not on the line and conditions great for batting. There's no harm in gaining confidence and form in such matches, India need him to perform well in Test cricket with Australia coming over too tho,” the journalist tweeted.
The tweet garnered significant attention and reached a Pakistan cricketer who was quick to call out the journalist. Sohaib Maqsood did not like how the journalist described Kohli and asked the latter to grow up. "Are you sure he is only best when there is no pressure grow up yar two wrongs dont make one right,” replied Maqsood.
The journalist tried to explain his statement as he wrote, "Sohaib bhai, for a player to regain confidence nothing helps more than favourable conditions. He had a lean patch but he needed a match against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup when India were not in the tournament and then against Bangladesh when they had lost the series already.”
Sohaib too was not going to back out as he questioned the logic behind this explanation. “When he wasnt getting runs he wasnt even getting on these roads tell me the country or pitches where he hasnt scored centuries???if they troll baber we all know how bigger player is baber ignore that," he said.