Kohli, the Indian captain, leads from the front as he hit a magnificent 50 against Pakistan in the opening fixture of the ICC T20 World Cup to give his side a good score to defend while bowling. Since the matches between India and Pakistan in an ICC tournament are hard to come by, because of which a great deal of hype is created around it, and sometimes it gets to the players too. Although these players are strict professionals sometimes it just gets to them. And that is what seemed to have happened in the opening encounter as the top order of India collapsed like the house of cards.
Starting with Rohit Sharma who was dismissed for a golden duck, followed by Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav, the Indian team was reduced to 36/3 in their power play. However, Virat Kohli, who had started slowly seemed to have got his eyes in. Along with Rishabh Pant, the natural aggressor of the two Virat Kohli anchored the innings to achieve the score of 84 in the 13th over. After the dismissal of Pant, Kohli took charge and scored a fabulous half-century in 45 balls. He got out in the 19th over after scoring 57 of 49 balls, with 5 fours and 1 six at a strike rate of 116.
In big matches, Kohli has a knack of scoring big, the only question that remains is that will his efforts be enough to cruise his side home? Only the second inning will tell.