India, like most of the world, continues to remain on lockdown depriving fans of all sporting disciplines the joy of LIVE sporting action. However, Star Sports, India’s leading sports broadcaster, is helping cricket fans go down memory lane by showcasing a plethora of non-live content through specially curated shows across the Star Sports network. Also Read - Anushka Sharma Looks Pretty in Peach as She Basks in the Sun, Don’t Miss Her Cute Baby Bump

In continuation of this theme, for Indian cricket fans and especially Virat Kohli fans, Star Sports has launched a new show called ‘King Kohli Special’. The new show starting April 19th will give fans the opportunity to relive Kohli’s memorable knocks that have made the Indian Captain a force to reckon with and made the world call him “King Kohli’. His sheer grit, tenacity, willingness to become a student of the game backed by his hunger, aggression, tireless focus on fitness has resulted in Virat becoming a world-class cricketer. Also Read - IPL 2020 Points Table Latest Update After MI vs KXIP, Match 36: Kings XI Punjab Beat Mumbai Indians to Take 6th Spot; KL Rahul Strengthens Lead Over Orange Cap

The games mentioned below are a must-watch and all ardent Kohli fans can watch them on Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports First and Star Sports 3 daily at 11 am. Also Read - MI vs KXIP 2020, IPL Match Report: KL Rahul Shines as Kings XI Punjab Beat Mumbai Indians in Second Super Over to Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

1. IPL 2019 Match 17, RCB v KKR – 19th April 2020

With a struggling Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team who had lost their first four matches, as captain, Virat Kohli was under immense pressure to turn the tide for the RCB. Winning the toss, he decided to bat first. Virat played a captain’s innings and scored a blistering 84 off 49 balls himself while forming a game-changing partnership with AB De Villiers to take RCB to a total of 205/3. However, Andre Russell of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) spoiled the party for RCB on their home ground as he smashed an unbeaten 48 off 13 balls to snatch victory for KKR.

2. IPL 2018, Match 45, DC vs RCB – 20th April 2020

With 181 runs to chase down to keep their play-off hopes alive, RCB had a big challenge ahead of them. For the Delhi Capitals (DC), young Rishabh Pant batted brilliantly with a 34 ball 61 taking his team to a respectable total. RCB, on the other hand, had a shaky start to their innings and saw both openers back in the dugout early. However, the experienced and dangerous duo of Kohli and ABD steadied the ship with some lusty blows and brought home the victory for RCB with one over to spare. Virat Kohli’s half-century off just 26 balls and ABD’s unbeaten knock of 72 off 37 balls helped RCB maintain a glimmer of hope to make the playoffs.

3. IPL 2018, Match 29, RCB vs KKR – 21st April 2020

A defeat in their previous home match did nothing to dispel the raucous fever of the home crowd who still believed that RCB could pull off the upset over a tough KKR side. KKR won the toss and opted to bowl first. The brilliance and sheer class of captain Kohli who scored an unbeaten 68 off 44 balls laced with 3 sixes and 5 fours got RCB to a decent total of 175 for 4 from their 20 overs. Unfortunately for RCB, that score was not enough and KKR’s allrounder, Chris Lynn’s steady innings of 62 right at the top led to yet another defeat for Virat Kohli and the RCB on their home ground.

4. WC 2015, IND vs PAK – 22nd April 2020

Any time India plays Pakistan in cricket, the excitement level for the game reaches its peak. When these two neighbouring rivals play each other in a World Cup match, the intensity of the match goes up several levels. The game at the ICCI World Cup 2015 in Australia, witnessed the sixth meeting of India and Pakistan in a World Cup. The die had been cast and a jam-packed Adelaide stadium saw a young Virat Kohli play every shot in the book showcasing his talent in every shot he played. A classy knock of 107 in 126 world set India up nicely on their way to a mammoth score of 300 in the first innings. The score was too much for Pakistan as India kept up the pressure from the first ball of the Pakistani innings. As the Pakistani innings kept losing wickets at regular intervals, India wrapped up the match and with the victory beat Pakistan for the 6th consecutive time in World Cups. Declared the Man of the Match, Virat Kohli labelled his innings as one of the best he has ever played.

5. IND vs WI 2nd, ODI, 2018 – 23rd April 2020

During the West Indies tour to India in 2018, the 2nd ODI saw both sides playing one of the best games of cricket. Virat’s excellent batting performance shone through the Indian innings as he blitzed his way to an unbeaten 157 off 129 balls scoring runs in all parts of the ground with finesse and ease. His 13 fours and 4 sixes helped him reaching his third-highest score in ODI’s and the team score a massive score of 321/6 off 50 overs. India clearly looked like they were sitting pretty in the driver’s seat, but a fighting century stand between Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope brought the West Indies back into the match. Needing 5 runs to win, Shai Hope who scored a match 123 smashed the last ball to the cover boundary and tied the match.

6. NZ vs IND, 2nd ODI, 2014 – 24th April 2020

What looked like an easy task, in the beginning, turned out to be a tough fight for India when they faced New Zealand in the second ODI at Seddon Park. Kane Williamson’s brilliant 77 had helped the Kiwis to a score of 271 / 7 off 42 overs before rain played spoilsport. India were now given a revised target of 293 off their 50 overs using the Duckworth/Lewis method. While a steep run chase, it seemed like India would chase these runs down comfortably with class oozing from every stroke of Virat Kohli as he scored 78 runs off 65 balls. His brilliant innings was a textbook example of sublime form backed by incredible shot selection. However, even with his fantastic record of chasing down big scores, Virat couldn’t get the Indian team over the line despite playing an innings that will forever be etched in the memories of fans.

Watch Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports First and Star Sports 3 daily at 11 am starting 19th April to 24th April to #Relive the best of King Kohli’s performances.

 

Shows

Date

Time

Channels

KING KOHLI SPECIAL: IPL 2018, Match 45, DD v RCB – 20th April 2020

19-Apr

11:00 AM

Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports First, Star Sports 3

KING KOHLI SPECIAL: IPL 2018, Match 45, DC v RCB

20-Apr

11:00 AM

Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports First, Star Sports 3

KING KOHLI SPECIAL: IPL 2018, Match 29, RCB v KKR

21-Apr

11:00 AM

Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports First, Star Sports 3

KING KOHLI SPECIAL: WC 2015, IND v PAK

22-Apr

11:00 AM

Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports First, Star Sports 3

KING KOHLI SPECIAL: IND V WI 2nd, ODI, 2018

23-Apr

11:00 AM

Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports First, Star Sports 3

KING KOHLI SPECIAL: NZ v IND, 2nd ODI, 2014

24-Apr

11:00 AM

Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports First, Star Sports 3