Comeback Performance

 This match marked Virat Kohli's return to T20I cricket after a 14-month hiatus, showcasing his abilities in the shortest format of the game.

Aggressive Approach

Kohli adopted an ultra-aggressive style, deviating from his usual methodical build-up, as he aimed to prove his critics wrong.

Impressive Scoring

He scored a quick 29 runs off just 16 balls, contributing significantly to India's chase.

Dominating Spin Bowling

 Kohli displayed exceptional skill against spin, particularly against Mujeeb Ur Rahman, using aggressive shots like the slog sweep.

Opening Attack

His innings included a boundary off the very first delivery he faced, setting an aggressive tone for his stint at the crease.

Role in the Team

Despite the aggressive play, there's an ongoing discussion about Kohli's best role in the team – whether as an anchor or an aggressor.

Strategic Intent

His approach was seen as a statement of intent, indicating his capability to adapt his style according to the team's needs.

Team Dynamics

 Kohli's return led to adjustments in the team lineup, showing the flexibility and depth of the Indian batting order.

Impact on the Match

His quick scoring helped India to chase down Afghanistan's total efficiently, contributing to the team's overall momentum.

Future Expectations

The performance raised expectations for Kohli's role in upcoming matches, especially considering the World Cup in the West Indies and the USA.