The Indian skipper Virat Kohli celebrated his 25th hundred in style as he gestured towards his bat after completing his ton. Kohli said, ‘Let my bat do all the talking’. Virat Kohli reached his hundred with a classic drive against Mitchell Starc down the ground. Kohli came with a fine knock to rescue India out of troubled waters.
Kohli had come to the crease when Indian openers were dismissed cheaply. The visitors were tottering at 8-2 and a big partnership was the need of the hour. Kohli added 74 runs with the hero of the first Test match Cheteshwar Pujara. The Indian captain played some delightful shots in his knock as he scored 13 fours and one six.
Kohli came out with his piece de resistance.
This was Kohli’s sixth hundred against Australia in Australia as he continued with his penchant of bringing the best in Down Under. Kohli had scored four hundred on the previous 2014 tour and had scored a mountain of 692 runs. Thus, Kohli has had another good start against Australia and would like to continue in a similar fashion.
Kohli scored 123 runs before Peter Handscomb took a fine low catch at the second slip. The soft signal was out and the third umpire decided to give the decision in favour of the hosts. It was a big wicket for Australia as Kohli was taking the game away from the hosts.
Meanwhile, Australia is currently in the driver’s seat as they have scalped eight wickets for 258 runs. Hence, the tourists still trail by 68 runs. Australia had posted 326 runs in their first innings.
Here is the Virat Kohli’s let my bat do all the talking celebration:
Kohli hundred celebration. pic.twitter.com/ifZ47BZyw1
— Gautam chauhan (@Gautamchauhan2) December 16, 2018