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.
Kohli adopted an ultra-aggressive style, deviating from his usual methodical build-up, as he aimed to prove his critics wrong.
He scored a quick 29 runs off just 16 balls, contributing significantly to India's chase.
Kohli displayed exceptional skill against spin, particularly against Mujeeb Ur Rahman, using aggressive shots like the slog sweep.
His innings included a boundary off the very first delivery he faced, setting an aggressive tone for his stint at the crease.
Despite the aggressive play, there's an ongoing discussion about Kohli's best role in the team – whether as an anchor or an aggressor.
His approach was seen as a statement of intent, indicating his capability to adapt his style according to the team's needs.
Kohli's return led to adjustments in the team lineup, showing the flexibility and depth of the Indian batting order.
His quick scoring helped India to chase down Afghanistan's total efficiently, contributing to the team's overall momentum.
The performance raised expectations for Kohli's role in upcoming matches, especially considering the World Cup in the West Indies and the USA.