The Indian skipper Virat Kohli impressed one and all as he led a combined effort against a strong bowling attack of New Zealand cricket team, and adverse batting conditions in the ongoing final match of the inaugural World Test Championship at Southampton.
His watchful effort in the challenging conditions of England helped Team India reach 120 runs for three in the ongoing World Test Championship’s Final against New Zealand. Though he didn’t hit a single boundary in the session, ye he managed to impress everyone with his performance in such challenging conditions as he had a control of 93% over the game. He picked up runs when bowled into the pads.
Virat was 44 not out off 124 balls and Ajinkya Rahane 29 not out, involved in an unbeaten run-stand of 58. Earlier, Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill took India to 62-0, however, India lost both the openers in quick succession to be 69 for 2 at lunch.
Meanwhile, social media was soon flooded with reactions from the fans on Kohli’s performance. Cricketers, experts and fans, everyone took to their twitter to hail the brilliance of Virat Kohli and for having a 93% control over the game in adverse batting conditions of England.
Here, check out the 10 best tweets on Virat Kohli’s performance:
Virat Kohli in 93% control of his Innings. pic.twitter.com/1U8EvhqSn8
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) June 19, 2021
You have right to troll/criticize Virat Kohli for having 93% control when some batter struggle to get runs.
This is Captain Kohli for you in big matches!! ?
— Mahi ♡ (@KohlizBitch) June 19, 2021
— CricketMAN2 (@man4_cricket) June 19, 2021
— R A T N I S H (@LoyalSachinFan) June 19, 2021
Playing in the most difficult phase of the innings, still has a control of 93%
— Mohit Katta (@MohitKattaC1733) June 19, 2021
Virat batting with 93% control with the pitch not being that great for batting and the match conditions hoping for a big innings this time around #WTC2021
— samar sondhi (@samarmonsterya1) June 19, 2021
— P*tch Please (@dfkmyash) June 19, 2021
(@Iam_Rajeshoffl) June 19, 2021
Control of 93 % in this two paced Wicket ? pic.twitter.com/EgrbFbruOG
— Arjun (@arjun_1611) June 19, 2021
Talking about the game, the first day of the ongoing Final test match was washed out without a ball being bowled. On Day 2, team India reached 146 runs for 3 when bad light led the umpires to take the players off the field for Tea break. This was the third time that the game was stopped because of bad lighting, resulting in frustration among the fans. All eyes would be on King Kohli on Day 3 and the skipper would try his best to leave a mark with his performance.