India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli credits Sanjay Manjrekar for his knock against South Africa at Mohali

India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli scored a match-winning 72 in the second T20I at Mohali on Wednesday
India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli credits Sanjay Manjrekar for his knock against South Africa at MohaliIndia vs South Africa: Virat Kohli credits Sanjay Manjrekar for his knock against South Africa at Mohali
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Team India skipper Virat Kohli played one of his finest knocks in T20Is to help his side beat South Africa in the second T20I at Mohali on Wednesday. His unbeaten 72 run knock included 4 hits to the fence and 3 over it. During the course of his match-winning knock Virat Kohli went past teammate Rohit Sharma to become the leading run-scorer in the shortest format of the game.

A fierce competitor on the field, Virat found his motivation when Sanjay Manjrekar reminded him of his "best game" in the shortest format during the toss. "You have played one of your greatest innings here if I remember against Australia here, remember that fondly," Sanjay Manjrekar asked the skipper during the toss referring to the World T20 match in 2016 against Australia.

Kohli, who was adjudged the Man of the Match for his brilliant knock, in the post match interview credited Sanjay Manjrekar for the "bit of motivation" he had given him during the toss.

"You reminded me of the best game of my T20 career. I got a bit of motivation from that. When you play like that and win a game for your team, it is always a good feeling. That night was a revelation of how fit you can be on a cricket field," Kohli said.

He was all praises for his bowlers for restricting the opponents to a below par score on a pitch that was good to bat on. "The pitch was very good and an outstanding effort from the bowlers to pull things back."

India, currently have a 1-0 lead going into the third game at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore on Sunday. The first T20I at Dharamsala got washed out without a single ball being bowled.

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