Virat Kohli's MCG innings was close to Bhagavad Gita, the song by God: Greg Chappell

Virat Kohli played a sublime knock of an unbeaten 82 under pressure to take India home against Pakistan.

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Virat Kohli played a knock for the ages against arch-rivals Pakistan in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 stages at the MCG and left the huge crowd in awe at the stands. While the other batters were struggling to play the conditions, Kohli remained unbeaten on 82 off 53 balls to take the side home from an improbable situation. All odds were in the favour of Pakistan and it needed a magical effort from Kohli to turn things around.  

The whole cricketing fraternity lauded Kohli for his inspiring knock and praises came from all around the world. The latest to join the list is former Australian cricketer Greg Chappell who himself has coached India in the past. Chappell nailed his words to portray the innings from Kohli and explained it with interesting examples.  

It was an innings that showcased the art of batting: Greg Chappell 

Chappell mentioned with the reference of Bhagavad Gita, the most revered text in Hindu mythology, and felt Kohli’s Melbourne innings in T20Is was equivalent to a song by God. He went on to explain how Kohli chose his bowlers wisely from the Pakistan side to attack and exposed their weak areas with the ball. The 74-year-old added that he has never seen an innings of such stature in his life time and hailed Kohli for his support to Test Cricket.  

"The Bhagavad Gita is the holy book which is the synthesis of Hinduism. Literally translated, it means “the song by God”. Virat Kohli played an innings that was as close to a “song by god” as has ever been played in T20 cricket," Chappell wrote in his column for The Age. 

"Like a cat playing with a new skein of wool, Kohli teased then expertly picked apart an excellent Pakistan bowling attack until it lay unravelled, spent and exposed on the green carpet of the MCG." 

"It was an innings that showcased the art of batting like no other that I have seen in a lifetime of watching cricket. It gave me immense pleasure as it was played by one of the staunchest supporters and exponents of Test cricket of the past 145 years," he added. 

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