India’s batting stalwart Virat Kohli had a terrific outing in the recently concluded Asia Cup 2022 as the 33-year-old finished the tournament as the second-highest run-getter behind Mohammad Rizwan. Kohli amassed impressive 276 runs in five innings of five matches at a staggering average of 92 and at a strike rate of 147.59. The former India captain also ended the long wait for his 71st international century.
Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 122* against Afghanistan to notch up his first-ever T20I ton as well as his 71st international century. The batter had a sense of relief on his face as soon as he reached the three-figure mark. Since that inning, Kohli has looked far more relaxed. Now, as team India's next assignment i.e. a T20I series against Australia is a few days away, Kohli is enjoying his free time with his family.
The 33-year-old was seen having a coffee date with his wife Anushka Sharma in a picture shared by the Bollywood actress on social media on Monday. Now, Kohli has also shared a picture with Anushka wherein the couple is seen posing before the camera under the Sun. “Beautiful mornings,” Kohli captioned the post.
The 33-year-old will be next seen in action on 20 September when India will take on Australia in the first T20I of the three-match series. The two teams will next play each other on 23 September and 25 September in the next two games. Post that, India will host South Africa for a three-match T20I series and a three-match ODI series. While the three T20Is will be played on 28 September, 2 October, and 4 October; the three ODIs will be played on 6, 9, and 11 October.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the squads for the two home T20I series. However, the ODI squad is yet to be announced.
India Squad for Australia T20Is: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohd. Shami, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah.
India squad for South Africa T20Is: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Mohd. Shami, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah.