Virat Kohli, the Indian veteran, scored his 71st international century after a long wait of nearly three years. The batter bagged his century in the Super 4 match of the Asia Cup 2022 against Afghanistan. The legendary batter amassed 122 off 61 deliveries in the match against Afghanistan.
Fans from around the world have been praising the star player for his valiant innings. That includes players from the cricket fraternity as well. Pakistan player Imad Wasim praised the athlete and called him a goat. “The best player on the planet is back @imVkohli #GOAT,” he tweeted. This tweet received a lot of backlash from Pakistani fans.
— Imad Wasim (@simadwasim) September 8, 2022
People around the world went crazy as the wait was long. Almost in every inning that he stepped out, people hoped that he would score his 71st century. But the wait continued and continued that fans at one point lost hope and instead started expecting to stay in the crease alone.
The Indian cricket board removed him from captaincy and the performances became worse from bad. With not much to do with the bat, the star took a break from cricket. Post his break, the batter returned to the squad for the Asia Cup 2022.
Virat Kohli’s run in the Asia Cup 2022
Virat Kohli made a good comeback in the Asia Cup 2022. The batter is currently the leading run-scorer of the tournament and the only person who can overtake him is Mohammad Rizwan. With two matches in the bank, the Pakistani wicketkeeper might overtake the Indian veteran as the leading run-scorer.
Although Kohli might not play in the finals, the match against Afghanistan will be enough for his fans. The entire cricketing fraternity has lauded him for his run in the Asia Cup 2022. A century might give him confidence and he spoke about the same after the first innings.
“It [the century] was worth 1000 words, I am blessed and grateful right now – the last 2 and half years have taught me a lot – this November I will turn 34 so the celebrations are of the past,” Kohli said after his century.
Albeit he scored a duck in the Super 4 match against Sri Lanka, he bounced back to make up for it in the match against Afghanistan.
Let’s take a look at a few fan tweets where they have trolled Imad Wasim for praising Virat Kohli:
Esse pta ha babar esse lene wala h nahe..
— SaQi 🇵🇸 (@iam_SaQi09) September 9, 2022
— Choi_Saab (@ChoiSaab5) September 8, 2022
IPL ky contract ka chakkar tha.Imad bhaiya 😍
— دانش آفریدی 10 (@DanishAfridii) September 9, 2022
Bhai karachi ka captain abhi bhi babar azam hi hai
— Ahsan Abbas (@AhsanAbbas1412) September 8, 2022
was not expecting this low from you
— Dr.QB (Saya e khuda e zuljalal) (@Pharmacist____) September 8, 2022
He’s upset that he isn’t in the team despite being dead weight. Gotta rid of all such toxic players
— Suliman (@Sulimanzb) September 8, 2022
Bhai isko leta nahi babar team mai our Karachi king kay Captaincy se bhi farigh kiya hai isle to tweet kra haii 😭
— Babar Khan (@itsbabar__) September 8, 2022
Sahi drop kia hai apko
— ʕ´• ᴥ•̥`ʔ|//pct stan❤️ (@SanaaIqball) September 8, 2022
Kohli kahan se planet ka best ho geya …paise khila ker chu**yape ki bowling kerva ker bachon ko century mar ker chu**o khush ho raha hay aur sath tu bhi …
— Ghazanfar Ali (@Ghazanfar_ali16) September 8, 2022
Best on the planet is @babarazam258 where have you been since 2019 🤣🤣
— BE11LAL (@BE11LAL) September 8, 2022