Twitter Reactions: Cricketing World Hails Virat Kohli On His First Century In England
Virat Kohli without any help, fought against the England bowlers in unforgiving conditions and scored a glimmering century on the second day of the 1st test between India vs England.
Although, Kohli struggled at an opportune time in the innings while confronting the rocking duo of James Anderson and Sam Curran, and was even dropped in the slip cordon by Dawid Malan once on 21 and the other time on 52.
Nonetheless, once he got settled runs flowed from the Indian captain’s bat as he reached a magnificent hundred and further added 49 runs after which Adil Rashid finally claimed his wicket.
This century helped India to to achieve 274 runs, only 13 short of England’s aggregate of 287. Furthermore, Virat Kohli completed his 7000 test runs as a captain in only 124 innings. This was even faster than the legendary Brian Lara who achieved this feat in 164 innings.
Cricketing World and avid fans of the sport congratulated the Indian skipper on social media upon scoring his first ever century in England. Have a look at some of their messages:
— @Beingyuvian- (@beingyuvian12) August 2, 2018
Thoroughly enjoyed watching that battle. Test cricket at it’s best. Triumph over adversity and a joy to watch Virat Kohli craft, construct and conquer his surroundings on to his 22nd test century.
— ian bishop (@irbishi) August 2, 2018
Brilliant knock from Kohli. Well played. #ENGvIND
— James Taylor (@jamestaylor20) August 2, 2018
A lot of heat on Kohli and produces a 100 in his first innings. #class ?
— Usman Khawaja (@Uz_Khawaja) August 2, 2018
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 2, 2018
A brilliant hundred from Kohli. Scored more in this first innings than he did in 10 innings in 2014. Added 99 so far with Shami, Ishant and Yadav , who have scored 8 between them. #ENGIND pic.twitter.com/POeNkl9Oip
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 2, 2018
— Alex Tudor (@alextudorcoach) August 2, 2018
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 2, 2018
A masterclass from Virat Kohli, leading from the front. A display of tremendous character determination and grit #ENGIND
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 2, 2018
— Azhar Mahmood (@AzharMahmood11) August 2, 2018
This man proves himself again and again with such crucial knocks. A hundred and that too playing with the tail which is not an easy task at all. Required a lot of patience and determination. What a player! @imVkohli #ENDvIND
— R P Singh (@rpsingh) August 2, 2018
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 2, 2018
First Century. First of Many. Well played, Virat Kohli. Best batsman on the planet. #EngvInd
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 2, 2018
— RVCJ Media (@RVCJ_FB) August 2, 2018
Indian players to score atleast one century in each of the SENA (South Africa, England, New Zealand, Australia) countries in Tests:
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) August 2, 2018
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