I was happy with my intention to play shots: Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli gave a glimpse of his old form in the second T20I with a scintillating knock of 52 off 41 balls.© BCCI

Virat Kohli gave a glimpse of his past form with a scintillating half-century and the former India captain was happy with his intention as he played the shot during India’s challenging total of 186 in the second T20I against West Indies here on Friday. Kohli smashed 52 off 41 balls, including seven fours and a six, to welcome his return to form after a four-match drought.

“I had decided to stay positive but then we lost a few (Rohit Sharma, Surya Kumar Yadav) wickets. I still wanted to go ahead but unfortunately I got out,” Kohli told Star Sports.

“I was happy with my intention that I wanted to play my shots. Sometimes when you play responsibly over time, you ask (yourself) if you want to play the big shots early.

“You don’t want to be careless, but at the same time you want to play your shots. That’s the balance you strive for,” said the former India captain.

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Kohli praised Rishabh Pant’s quick half-century and his stand of 76 runs in just 5.5 overs along with Venkatesh Iyer.

“Today, I was happy with that balance. The wicket was holding in the middle so if we are smart with the ball, we have had enough. Special mention to Rishabh and Venky’s performance at the end. They have given us those 10 extra runs. ,” Kohli said.

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