Double ton crossed in Kohli’s mind for onceAtif Azam
Indian batsman Virat Kohli said that even scoring a double-hundred crossed in his mind for once on his way to a match-winning knock of 183 although he never believed that it could have helped them to beat Pakistan by six wickets in the Asia Cup on Sunday.
Only Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag scored double hundreds in the one-day cricket and the right-hander
had not been very far before he top-edged on a Umar Gul delivery to give Mohammad Hafeez a simple catch.
‘It [a double hundred] crossed in my mind
once,’ Kohli told reporters at the press briefing on Sunday.
‘I was just looking at the ball and hitting and reacting. I never thought of the double hundred but that sort of thing crossed my mind once and I was thinking that this could not be real. I had that sort of a feeling,’ Kohli said. ‘Then I decided to get back to the game and just watch the ball and react.’
Kohli said that scoring against Pakistan was something special for him although it was not equal to the hundred in Hobart as he had not been able to score heavily against Pakistan.
Kohli scored a match-winning 133 not out to give India a win against Australia on February 28.
‘It was not equal to that [Hobart inning] but it was more special because of the sort of game we had and it was satisfying to get a big hundred and a very good opposition,’ he said.
‘It is more so because I did not score many runs against them on the previous three occasions we met,’ Kohli added.
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