Virat Kohli is back with a bang as he ended his poor run of form in the longer format by scoring an unbeaten 103 on day four of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. Kohli had gone seven innings without even scoring a fifty. Earlier this year in February he had scored 204 against Bangladesh in Hyderabad but after that knock the Indian skipper struggled for form in Tests. Virat looked pretty solid with his stroke-making right from the beginning.
With his century, Virat became the fastest among Indian captains to reach 1000 runs on foreign soil, breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s previous record who took 19 innings while Kohli achieved the milestone in 17.
Meanwhile, on day four, India concluded their second innings of first Test match at 240/3 (d) to set hosts Sri Lanka a target of 550 runs. Earlier, Indian were 189/3 at stumps after Abhinav Mukund was the man to be dismissed on the final delivery of the day. Mukund scored 81 in the process. Virat-led side took a healthy lead of 309 runs in the first innings and bundled the home side for 291 in reply to their 600. Now, here we take a look at how the twitteratis are saying about his sensational knock.
If I had to describe Kohli’s innings in one word I would choose unhurried.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 28, 2017
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 29, 2017
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 29, 2017
Tests – 50.03
ODIs – 54.68
T20Is – 52.96
– Only player with 50+ average in all 3 International formats.
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) July 29, 2017
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— Virat❤Kohli (@LoyalViratFan) July 29, 2017
— A∂ιтιι🎀 (@Sassy_Soul_) July 29, 2017