Latest Cricket News Updates Latest news from (c) en-gb Tue 06 Dec 2022 T20 World Cup 2022, Match 16: Virat Kohli leads India to incredible win in thrilling Indo-Pak clash Virat Kohli scored a sensational 82 not out in 53 balls as India beat Pakistan by four wickets in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday, October 23. Chasing 160 for victory, India lost four wickets for 31 runs. However, Kohli and Hardik Pandya (40 off 37) added 113 for the fifth wicket to give India some hope. Some incredible six-hitting from Kohli at the end took India past the finish line. It’s an option for us, he can obviously open: Rohit Sharma on Virat Kohli’s T20 World Cup spot Indian captain Rohit Sharma has stated that Virat Kohli will be an option as opener for the T20 World Cup in Australia. However, he termed Kohli as back-up opener, asserting that KL Rahul will open with him during the ICC event Down Under. He further admitted that leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi was unfortunate to miss out. However, Ravichandran Ashwin was picked because adds a differ dimension to the bowling. Anushka stood by me through tough times: Virat Kohli after 71st ton Team India batter Virat Kohli credited his wife Anushka Sharma for standing by him through thick and thin after registering his 71st international hundred on Thursday, September 8 in the Asia Cup 2022 Super 4 match against Afghanistan. He also dedicated his century, his first since November 2019, to his wife and daughter Vamika. Virat Kohli’s 212* Led to Massive Win Against Afghanistan India won by a massive 101 runs playing against Afghanistan in a Super Four match of the Asia Cup 2022 in Dubai. Virat Kohli scored his maiden T20I century and with this he pockets his 71st international century. I know that I'm batting well: Virat Kohli expresses confidence ahead of Asia Cup 2022 His lack of form may be the big talking point in cricketing circles at present. However, Virat Kohli has asserted that he is batting well. He also stated that there is no specific problem with his batting, unlike the 2014 tour of England, when he kept nicking balls outside the off-stump during Test matches. Asia Cup 2022: He gets a fifty in the very first game, mouths will be shut - Ravi Shastri on Virat Kohli Former India coach Ravi Shastri has stated that if Virat Kohli scores a half-century in the first match of the Asia Cup, which will be against Pakistan, “mouths will be shut”. Kohli has been facing a lot of criticism over his poor form lately. He has gone over 1000 days without a hundred and had a poor tour of England in all three formats. He was rested for the West Indies as well as Zimbabwe tour. Kohli Helped India Pave Path in Test Cricket Development: Graeme Smith Amid the craze of Twenty20 domestic tournaments such as the Indian Premier League (IPL), Caribbean Premier League (CPL), the Big Bash and the upcoming UAE T20 League, Test cricket seems losing ground. South African legend Graeme Smith has praised former skipper Virat Kohli for helping India in paving the path of development in the longest format. He stated only a handful of countries are currently contributing to it. Will be fearing playing an Indian team that has Virat Kohli in it: Ricky Ponting Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting reckons that India should persist with Virat Kohli despite his poor run of form over the last couple of seasons. According to the Aussie legend, the benefits of sticking to the 33-year-old for the T20 World Cup could be far greater for Team India as opposed to leaving him out.