Indian skipper Virat Kohli steals the spotlight on Day 2 of the Edgbaston Test as he defied all the odds to score his first ever Test century against England in England. Most people have written Kohli off even before he held his bat. But after combing the game with caution and aggression, Virat Kohli was able to get the best of him in the English conditions.
In the process, he got better and better and totally smashed the English bowlers with relative ease. This sums up the essential Virat Kohli for you!. This is Virat Kohli’s 22nd Test century overall. India was in big trouble as the team lost key batsmen in crunch situations.
Virat Kohli was so good today that he alone managed to steady the ship. England scored 287 runs in the first innings where India is close to catching up the total at a steady pace. Starting the series with a century is so special. Let’s appreciate Virat Kohli’s fantastic effort.
The run-machine was earlier criticized for failing to perform in England but now he shut the critics in his own style with a sensational century that came at the right place and at the right time. Had it not been for Virat Kohli’s brilliance, the story could have been a different one altogether.
check out the interesting tweets:
A masterclass from Virat Kohli, leading from the front. A display of tremendous character determination and grit #ENGIND
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 2, 2018
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 2, 2018
For one of the best stroke players in the world, this Virat 100 was about ‘not’ playing strokes.
Left 40 balls alone. 26 against Anderson. That’s more than 4 overs of Anderson left alone!
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) August 2, 2018
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 2, 2018
Kohli hits a ton, Apple hits a trillion!!
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 2, 2018
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) August 2, 2018
Virat Kohli in England:
2014 – 134 runs in ten inngs (Avg 13.40)
2018 – Batting on 135* in the first innings of the series#ENGvIND
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) August 2, 2018