On This Day in 2012 Virat Kohli had given farewell to Sachin Tendulkar in his last ODI played an innings of 183 runs against Pakistan Asia cup


Virat Kohli 183 vs Pakistan, Sachin Tendulkar Last ODI: March 18 is a very special day for Indian cricket fans. Ten years ago, on this day, Sachin Tendulkar, who was called the God of Cricket, played his last ODI match against Pakistan. In this match, Virat Kohli, popularly known as ‘Chase Master’, bid farewell to Sachin in his own style. Kohli’s ‘raud form’ was seen in the Asia Cup against Pakistan and he played the best innings of his ODI career, beating the bowlers fiercely.

King Kohli, who has scored 70 centuries in international cricket, played a stormy innings of 183 runs in 148 balls against Pakistan in the Asia Cup and won the team by 6 wickets. During this, Kohli hit a skyscraper six with 22 fours. On the basis of this innings of Kohli, India was successful in chasing a huge target of 330 runs.

Talking about the competition, Pakistan won the toss in this match and decided to bat first and put 329 runs on the board in the stipulated 50 overs. During this, both openers Mohammad Hafeez (105) and Nasir Jamshed (112) scored centuries. There was also a huge partnership of 224 runs for the first wicket between Hafeez and Jamshed.

Chasing the target of 330 runs, Team India had a very poor start. On the very second ball of the innings, Gautam Gambhir returned to the pavilion without opening an account. After this, Virat Kohli, who came to support Sachin Tendulkar, took the Pakistani bowlers on his target. Kohli added 133 runs for the second wicket with Sachin (52) and then shared a 172-run partnership for the third wicket with Rohit Sharma (68). King Kohli also scored the 11th century of his ODI career during this period. Kohli got out in the 47th over and thus bid farewell to Sachin Tendulkar. India won the match with 13 balls to spare.

Taking a look at Sachin Tendulkar’s ODI career, he scored a record 18426 runs in 463 matches. During this, Sachin played 49 centuries, one double century and 96 half-centuries. Sachin was the first batsman to score 200 runs in an innings of ODI cricket.

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