Virat Kohli wished Happy Republic Day and Australia Day through his tweet    Getty Images
Virat Kohli wished Happy Republic Day and Australia Day through his tweet Getty Images

Virat Kohli, who scored an unbeaten 90 off 55 balls in the first T20I (of India vs Australia 2015-16 series) played at Adelaide Oval has called the day historic for both the nations. Kohli took to Twitter to express his joy after his team’s win. Kohli top-scored in the match and his knock helped India beat the Australians by 37 runs. The 27-year-old said that he totally loved the energy that was on display during the match. He also wished: Happy Republic Day to the Indians and Australia Day to the hosts. January 26 is an important day in the history of both the nations. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Australia 2015-16, 1st T20I at Adelaide.

India became a republic on this day as its constitution came into force while January 26 is also celebrated as Australia Day. On this day the first fleet of English ships came to Australia around 228 years ago. Talking of Kohli s knock, his innings included nine boundaries and two shots which dispatched the ball for maximum. His match-winning knock has helped to heal the wounds of Indian fans who were very disappointed after the poor show of the team in the ODI series as they lost it 4-1. READ: Virat Kohli makes his highest score in India vs Australia 2015-16, 1st T20I at Adelaide

This is India s second win in a row and fans will be hoping that India takes forward its winning run to the next two T20Is as well scheduled for January 29 and 31 respectively. The matches will be played at Melbourne and Sydney. Kohli s unbeaten 90 is also his highest score in T20Is beating his previous best of 78 not out which he scored against Pakistan four years back.

 

Kohli is today considered one of the finest batsmen in international cricket and arguably the most complete batter along with AB de Villiers if performance in all three formats of the game is taken into account.