Virat Kohli’s six against Kagiso Rabada on Day 1 has gone viral for unexpected reasons in the series finale test match between India and South Africa.
In the 41st over of Indian innings, Kohli smashed a bouncer by Rabada for six. It was the first maximum of the match. After the six, a renowned statistician Mohandas Menon came out with an astonishing stat. Menon informed that the six by Kohli was his 5th six in the last three years, while Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, and Rishabh Pant have smashed 31, 25, and 18 sixes, respectively. The twit stated: “A rare six for Virat Kohli in Tests! Today his six at Cape Town is the only fifth in the last three years! During the same period, Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, and Rishabh Pant have hit 31, 25 & 18 sixes respectively,”.
In reply to this tweet, a fan asked if Umesh Yadav is ahead of Kohli regarding the number of sixes smashed in the last three years. Menon said that Umesh has hit 11 sixes in just 155 balls; the tweet stated: “Umesh 11 sixes in 155 balls, Kohli 5 in 2568 balls,”
While Kohli has not been hitting many sixes in the last few years, the number of boundaries he has smashed is incredible. Kohli has been consistently scoring fifties when the team needs it the most despite not being able to convert the fifties into three figures. Kohli played a crucial inning against South Africa today. He scored a hard-fought 79 runs innings facing 201 balls, helping India reach a respectable score of 223 runs, helping India achieve a decent score of 223 runs. South Africa is batting at 17/1 at Day 1 stumps, with Bumrah taking a huge wicket of Dean Elgar.