Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Friday surpassed his deputy Rohit Sharma in the shortest format of the game following his stunning knock of 50-ball 90 runs in the first T20I against West Indies at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Kohli now has 23 50-plus scores whereas Rohit, who was dismissed for just eight runs, is stuck on 22 50-plus scores in T20Is. Kohli has the most 50-plus scores in T20Is ahead of Rohit, Martin Guptill (17), Paul Sterling (16) and David Warner (16).
Kohli was at his sublime best as he hammered the West Indies bowlers all over the park. After looking a bit rusty in the initial overs, Kohli brought out his A-game to pile misery on West Indies bowlers. The Men in Blue ended the 208-run chase with eight balls remaining in what will go down as one of the best chases of all time.
India have been on a roll since the conclusion of ICC World Cup 2019 and has steamrolled past West Indies (away), South Africa and Bangladesh across formats. India would now be looking to carry the winning momentum in the second T20I of the series scheduled to be played on December 8 (Sunday) at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram.