After cherishing a small vacation, Virat Kohli returned back into the squad for the Bangladesh Tests series and he is back to breaking and creating new records. Though, his first game didn’t go well and he was dismissed on the second delivery itself but he made a solid comeback in the second game, which is being played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
Ahead of the game against Bangladesh, Virat only needed 32 runs to become the fastest skipper to score 5000 runs in Test, breaking the record of Ricky Ponting. however, the skipper went on to achieve this milestone on the first day itself. Kolhi was in his elements.
The pink ball was making it tough for the batsmen, however, Virat got off the mark with an outside edge. Virat Kohli was quick to gain his rhythm. He entertained the jam-packed crowd at the Eden Gardens with some power-packed and jaw-dropping shots.
As fans continued to cheer for their favorite star, he brought out his repertoire of classic shots. Virat recorded his 23rd fifty with a boundary against Ebadat Hossain in 76 deliveries.
On the second day of the match, Virat got off to a slow start but soon he started dealing in boundaries. It seemed like the change in the ball didn’t affect the game of Virat, who continued to play some jaw-dropping shots.
Virat Kohli scored his 100th run with a double off Taijul Islam to record the 27th Test ton of his career and 20th as the skipper of Team India. Virat also became the first Indian cricketer to score a century in pink-ball test.
Twitterati just can’t stop appreciating the brilliance of run-machine, Virat Kohli. Here, check out the reactions of twitterati on this:
— Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) November 23, 2019
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) November 23, 2019
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) November 23, 2019
Ricky Ponting took 376 innings to score 41 international hundreds as captain.
Virat Kohli did it in 188 innings. #KingKohli 👑
— Madhav Sharma (माधव शर्मा) (@HashTagCricket) November 23, 2019
— subramani badrinath (@s_badrinath) November 23, 2019
First to score hundred for India in
Test: Lala Amarnath (1933/34)
D/N Test: Virat Kohli (2019/20)
ODI: Kapil Dev (1983)
D/N ODI: Sanjay Manjrekar (1991)
T20I: Suresh Raina (2010)
D/N (Night) T20I: Rohit Sharma (2015)
— satish singh (@satish81) November 23, 2019
Most International 💯 as Captain
— Tamilnadu 👌🌟Mahesh babu Fan🙏 (@DhfmPrem) November 23, 2019
Doesn't matter!! 😎❤
Century no. 70😍
27th Test hundred for King Kohli! 💯
— 💫Virat's_girl💫 (@srishti143567) November 23, 2019
— Neel Parikh (@neell27) November 23, 2019
White Ball, Red Ball, Pink Ball.
T20, ODI, Tests.
There's no stopping #Virat_Kohli from making big runs 😎❤
27th Test Hundred ! 70th International Ton.
— Preetha Prabhakar (@KP_Preetha07) November 23, 2019
Virat Kohli 🙌🏼🙌🏼🔥🔥
— Jersey No 93 (Old account suspended) (@Jerseyno93) November 23, 2019
— Ashutosh Mittal (@hansrajashu888) November 23, 2019