Star Indian batter Virat Kohli has been in tremendous form in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup in India. The 35-year-old is currently in the second spot on the list of leading run scorers of the tournament with 543 runs from eight matches an average of 88.29 along with two hundreds and four half-centuries. He recently achieved the milestone of 49 ODI centuries after he reached the triple figures in a match against South Africa in Kolkata on Sunday. With this he equalized the record of the Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar for the most number of centuries in ODI and became the first batter to score 50 centuries in the limited-over formats as he has also scored a hundred in T20I cricket. He now has 79 centuries to his name across formats.
As it is anticipated to be the last ODI World Cup of Virat Kohli, he has been doing his best and is currently the leading run-scorer for India in the ongoing tournament. The top-order batter has been an anchor of the Indian innings in most of the matches in this World Cup and is playing big knocks leading India to big totals.
Notably, Virat Kohli is not the kind of batter who hits fancy shots or goes for a boundary after every second ball. He keeps the scoreboard running with regular running between the wickets. His fitness and sheer commitment helped him to convert singles into doubles and doubles into three runs. Along with this, he also does not think twice before punishing a loose delivery for a boundary and he does it with proper cricketing shots. One of his most famous shots is the cover drive.
Watching Virat Kohli hitting a cover drive is a treat to watch, as he uses proper footwork and makes it look like a perfectly timed shot that goes towards the boundary for a four. The cover drive is played through the covers on a delivery that is aimed at or outside the off-stump. With perfect timing with the bat and playing the shot in the gap, the batsman can get an easy boundary on the cover drive.