Virat Kohli smashes 72 off his last 21 balls versus Afghanistan

Kohli

Aryan Surana

On Thursday night in Dubai, Virat Kohli ended a terribly long wait of 1019 days to score his 71st international century – equalling Ricky Ponting's tally – and breaking the century drought he endured over nearly three years. With the knock, he later admitted, he had surprised himself as T20 was a format he least expected to break the long-standing deadlock with. He got to triple-figures with a flat, crunchy pull shot off Fareed Ahmed that sailed over the deep midwicket boundary. He pummeled Afghanistan into submission, taking off a mind-boggling 72 off his last 21 balls.