Cricket, a sport that unites nations and ignites passions, finds one of its grand stages in the Asia Cup. This prestigious tournament brings together the best cricketing nations from the Asian region, captivating fans with remarkable performances and unforgettable moments. In India, where cricket is not just a sport but a way of life, the Asia Cup holds a special place in the hearts of millions because players do not just enjoy the series over their devices, but also create fantasy teams in this series.
Top Individual Scores in Asia Cup
Within the rich tapestry of Asia Cup history, there lie instances of individual brilliance that have illuminated the tournament. These innings are not just numbers on a scoreboard; they are stories of determination, skill, and the unyielding spirit of the game. The Asia Cup has witnessed these performances, etching them into the annals of cricketing history.
Virat Kohli – 183
Imagine the tension of the pitch, India and Pakistan in the centre with the crowd screaming at the top of their lungs. In 2012, a relatively young Virat Kohli outclassed everyone on the field when he scored 183 runs against his arch-nemesis while chasing.
Batting first Pakistan scored 329 runs, a big total in a tense situation in Mirpur. In the second innings, after a shaky start, in came Virat Kohli. Batting at no. 3, Kohli ended his personal drought against Pakistan that night.
Hitting the ball with a strike rate of 123.6, Kohli blasted 22 fours and a six. It was this innings that solidified the legacy of Kohli as The Chase Master.
Younis Khan – 144
When it comes to the list of classy batters from Pakistan, the name of Younis Khan is often overlooked. In the early 2000s, Khan’s contribution to the middle order of the Pakistan squad is still insurmountable.
Younis Khan displayed why he should be feared. In the 2004’s edition of the Asia Cup, he scored 144 runs against Hong Kong. He along with Shoaib Malik held a partnership of 100 runs in 115 balls, a much-needed partnership at that time.
Mushfiqur Rahim – 144
Mushfiqur Rahim will always be remembered as a diamond of the Bangladesh squad. More often than not, Rahim contributed with his bat when his team needed the most, especially in peculiar situations.
The same happened when Bangladesh pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the history of the Asia Cup when they defeated Sri Lanka in 2018’s edition. Batting first, Bangladesh had a forgetful start as the entire top order collapsed in just 2 runs.
Rahim then stood his ground and scored 144 runs in 150 balls, strategically crafting his innings when his team needed him. Eventually, Bangladesh defeated Sri Lanka by a staggering 137-run margin.
With the Asia Cup 2023 on the horizon, the stage is set for another chapter in the saga of India’s love affair with cricket. And let’s not forget the big winnings that MyTeam11 will bring this Asia Cup 2023. So download the fantasy app now & get ready for the Asia Cup!