Virat Kohli, the top batsman for Team India, made an incredible comeback to run-scoring in the 2022 Asia Cup. In five matches of the continental competition this year, Kohli, who took more than a month off from the sport after a prolonged stretch of low-scoring games, blasted a century and two half-centuries. By the conclusion of India’s participation in the competition, Kohli had scored the most runs overall.

In Rohit Sharma’s place, who was rested for the match, Kohli and KL Rahul started the batting on Thursday. Together with the acting captain Rahul, the former Indian captain put up a 119-run partnership for the first wicket. He scored his century in the 19th over of the Indian innings with a six. At 122 off only 61 pitches, Kohli finally finished undefeated, shattering the previous mark for the highest individual score by an Indian in a T20I inning (previously held by Rohit Sharma).

The 33-year-old batsman was praised for his long-awaited hundred after the game, but there were also debates over his possible batting position, with some supporters speculating that India would choose to play Kohli at the top. Virender Sehwag, a former Indian opener, disagrees.

Sehwag said after a lengthy debate over Kohli’s performance against Afghanistan that a single game cannot possibly account for a complete change in position. “No. Rahul Dravid may have been the opener using this reasoning. In Test matches, Sachin Tendulkar might have also opened. As openers, they have also played significant blows in 1-2 innings. I guess Dravid even scored some 160-170 runs and had remained unbeaten when we forged a 400-run partnership for the opening wicket in a Test,” Sehwag said on Cricbuzz.

He said, “It was merely because the skipper wasn’t playing, that’s why Kohli opened.”

Additionally, Sehwag spoke strongly about Kohli’s form, saying that now that the monkey is off his back, the batter may be able to hit 100 international tonnes. “Now that he has a century, I won’t be shocked if this ends at 100,” a spectator said (international centuries). When he gets his 101st, we will then see,” Sehwag remarked.