IND v WI 2019: Kevin Pietersen lauds Virat Kohli's magical flick after his Hyderabad masterclass

Kohli scored 94 not out in Hyderabad.

Kohli scored 94 in Hyderabad | Getty Images

After having led India from the front to a 6-wicket win in the first T20 International against the West Indies in Hyderabad, Captain Virat Kohli shared some winning moments from the thrilling victory on his social media on Friday, December 6.

The stylish batsman took the charge for the 'Men in Blue' and played a captain's knock of 94 not out off 50 balls laced with 6 maximums and as many as boundaries to help the hosts to chase down the tough target at the expense of 4 wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the 3-match series.

However, the right-hander missed out on his maiden T20I hundred, but his master class batting was completely entertaining against the West Indies in Hyderabad, as he garnered praise from all quarters for showing tremendous grit in a tough chase, including Kevin Pietersen.

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Following enthralling victory, Kohli took to Instagram to share few pictures from the Hyderabad match with a caption: “Good way to start the series. Lots of positives to take from today's win.”


Good way to start the series. Lots of positives to take from today's win. ????#INDvWI

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On the post, Pietersen, former England batsman and cricket commentator, was particularly impressed with Kohli’s flick shot and describes it as "holy smokes" on his Instagram post.

He commented on Kohli's post, "Your flick this evening was quite something, bro! Holy smokes!"

The second T20I is scheduled to be played on Sunday (December 8) at the Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram. 


By Rashmi Nanda - 07 Dec, 2019

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