Former opener Gautam Gambhir has rated Virat Kohli’s stroke-filled 183 against Pakistan in a 2012 Asia Cup match as one of the greatest innings from the Indian batsman across three formats.
Chasing a big target of 330 in Dhaka, Kohli smashed 183 off just 148 balls, with 22 fours and one six, to guide India to a six wicket win. It was the record for India’s highest successful run-chase back then.
“Virat Kohli has played many unbelievable innings across the three formats, but this is one of his greatest innings from all points of view,” Gambhir told Star Sports.
India lost the wicket of Gambhir in the first over and Kohli walked in at No 3 to take the run-chase by the scruff of its neck.
“First of all we were chasing 330, then India was 0/1, and then scoring 183 out of the 330 runs, that too against Pakistan, and that time, he was not that experienced too. According to me, I think probably this is one of Virat Kohli’s greatest innings, honestly,” Gambhir added.
Kohli’s 183 in Dhaka remains his highest ODI score till date as India chased the target down with 2.1 overs to spare. This innings came on the back of another special run-chase in Hobart…