Updated: August 3, 2018 11:07:07 am
Indian captain Virat Kohli led from the front and delivered a brilliant knock on the second day of the first Test to keep his side in sight of England. He made the hosts pay for dropping catches as he smashed his 22nd Test century and his first in England.
Kohli scored 149 to make up for a sorry run of scores by India in England. The Indian skipper finished with a total of 22 fours and a six to demonstrate an excellent game management.
Not only was he given a standing ovation around Edgbaston, but he also hailed for leading from the front by Twitterati as India ended their innings on second day with 274 runs.
Here are the best reactions on Kohli scoring his first Test century in England:
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) 2 August 2018
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) 2 August 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) 2 August 2018
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) 2 August 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) 2 August 2018
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) 2 August 2018
A lot of heat on Kohli and produces a 100 in his first innings. #class ??
— Usman Khawaja (@Uz_Khawaja) 2 August 2018
— Azhar Mahmood (@AzharMahmood11) 2 August 2018
— Alex Tudor (@alextudorcoach) 2 August 2018
What a century @imVkohli!!!
The last time he went to England he failed miserably, but this time he has improved so much shows what an amazing player he is and also his dedication and determination.He proved every one wrong on this tour!!#viratkohli #ENGvsIND
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) August 3, 2018
England are nine for one in their second innings at stumps.
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