ICC declares Virat Kohli’s Six off Haris Rauf as “Shot of the Century”: Every day seems like another achievement for Virat Kohli, who has been on the spree of adding feathers to his already decorated hat. In the recent turn of events, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced Virat Kohli’s six off Haris Rauf during the T20 World Cup 2022 as the “Shot of the Century.”
The accolade for the prestigious “Shot of the Century” was announced on Virat Kohli’s 35th birthday on November 5 by the apex cricket board. The ICC shared a video across its social media platforms captioning, “Celebrate Virat Kohli’s birthday with a look back at his top 10 moments in ICC tournaments.”
The video featured some of the most iconic moments from the cricket field over the years including the “spirit of cricket.”
During the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia, Virat Kohli was in the middle of the stage when India was in a spot of bother against Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). With India requiring 28 runs off the last eight deliveries in the fixture, Kohli’s under-pressure game brilliance came into play.
He smoked Haris Rauf, one of Pakistan’s premier bowlers, for two consecutive sixes in the 19th over and brought down the equation to 16 runs off six deliveries.
One of the six hit by Virat Kohli off Haris Rauf immediately became a sensation. Rauf delivered a slower ball, which was slammed away by Kohli down the ground, backing away from the line.
Below is a glimpse of that six, which has now been referred to as the “Shot of the Century” by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Virat Kohli’s Sublime Show in World Cup 2023
Virat Kohli has never gone off since his revival last year. He returned to his prime following an extended lean patch and now its a treat for every cricket fan to watch him go bonkers.
Kohli has scored 543 runs in eight World Cup 2023 innings at an impressive average of 108. In the process, he has scored two centuries and four half-centuries, which include a 90-run innings as well.
With 543 runs under his belt, Virat is also the second-highest run-getter in the ongoing World Cup 2023, behind South Africa’s Quinton de Kock.
Kohli’s last century against South Africa helped him equal legendary Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most centuries in the ODI career (39).
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