Captain Virat played a captain’s knock just when India needed it most. After restricting England at 287, India’s job was to set a good first innings score. But after e 50 runs opening partnership, they lost it. No Batsman could cross 30 run mark. Virat kept playing alone and scored a brilliant 149 off 225. The way he played , it was pure class. Everyone praised him in the ground. India scored a handsome 274 runs because of the beautiful knock of him.
Social media also went crazy after watching his innings. Let’s see how former cricketers and Cricket experts praised him-
Been a privilege to have seen this innings from Virat Kohli.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 2, 2018
Virat Kohli is a great batsman and
true leader. Single handedly he took India near England's score.
— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) August 2, 2018
A masterclass from Virat Kohli, leading from the front. A display of tremendous character determination and grit #ENGIND
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 2, 2018
A brilliant hundred from Kohli. Scored more in this first innings than he did in 10 innings in 2014. Added 99 so far with Shami, Ishant and Yadav , who have scored 8 between them. #ENGIND pic.twitter.com/POeNkl9Oip
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 2, 2018
A lot of heat on Kohli and produces a 100 in his first innings. #class 🏏
— Usman Khawaja (@Uz_Khawaja) August 2, 2018
First Century. First of Many. Well played, Virat Kohli. Best batsman on the planet. #EngvInd
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 2, 2018
Those sitting in the dressing room should watch Virat Kohli bat – in the context of coaching manual. #IndvEng
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) August 2, 2018
This majestic Kohli knock ranks alongside Gavaskar The Oval 1979 and Dravid Headingley 2002 for sure
— Ramachandra Guha (@Ram_Guha) August 2, 2018
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 2, 2018