ICC rechristens Kohli 'Chase Master'

Wednesday 13th September 2017 07:42 EDT

India skipper Virat Kohli has a penchant for chasing down totals and he did just that as Team India thrashed Sri Lanka by 7 wickets at the R Premadasa Stadium in the only T20I between the two sides. An impressed International Cricket Council decided to tag him the ‘chase master’. Taking to Twitter, ICC posted a sequence of pictures from the match which read: “Chase master Virat Kohli hits 82 to guide India to a 7 wicket T20I victory over Sri Lanka in Colombo!”

Kohli smashed a scintillating 82 while spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav put breaks on the opposition during the Sri Lankan innings as India crushed the hosts. Chasing a challenging target of 171, India didn't have the best of starts as opener Rohit Sharma was sent packing by his Mumbai Indians teammate Lasith Malinga for just 9 runs. KL Rahul then steadied the ship with skipper Virat Kohli. But Rahul was dismissed by Prasanna.

But from there on, it became all about India as Kohli and Manish Pandey put on a solid partnership to take the game away from Sri Lanka. The duo kept hitting boundaries for fun but it was their running between the wickets that was just brilliant to watch.

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