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IPL 2024: Virat Kohli reveals champions’ mindset, says ‘what’s most special for him’

IPL 2024: Virat Kohli reveals champions’ mindset, says ‘what’s most special for him’

Virat Kohli recently spoke about the special feeling of winning high-pressure matches when defeat seems certain.

Virat Kohli, the star Indian batsman, recently spoke at an ‘Asian Paints’ event about the thrill of winning high-pressure matches when defeat seems imminent. While Kohli didn’t explicitly mention a specific match, his comments sparked memories of his phenomenal performance in the 2022 T20 World Cup against Pakistan, a game that perfectly encapsulated the feeling he described.

During the event, Kohli shared, “In big matches, when it seems you’re going to lose, and then you win from there for the team and you score runs, that’s the most special thing for me.

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Kohli’s 82* vs PAK: Innings of a lifetime

Kohli’s statement resonated with fans, particularly those who remember the rollercoaster ride of India’s encounter with Pakistan in the 2022 World Cup, where the modern-day master snatched a win by the jaws of defeat.

Chasing 160, India’s batting faltered early against Pakistan’s potent bowling attack. Kohli, however, stood firm, playing a masterful innings of 82* runs off just 53 deliveries. His knock single-handedly revived India’s chase, leading them to a thrilling victory by four wickets.

The electric atmosphere in Melbourne and the sheer magnitude of the match against arch-rivals Pakistan made this a truly unforgettable performance for Kohli and Indian cricket fans alike.

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