India vs Windies: Twitter Hails Centurion Virat Kohli
India started their day with 364 runs on the board while Virat Kohli makes his 24th ton by hitting a boundary in the 107th over of the match.
India got off to a solid start on Day 2 with both Rishabh Pant and skipper Virat Kohli adding quick runs to take India’s total over 400. However, The left-handed youngster went on to complete his half-century, and he reached the landmark in trademark style with a six. Virat Kohli makes his 24th ton against the Windies today at Rajkot.
Moreover, at the end of the first hour of play, India reached 417/4 with Kohli batting on 89* and Pant batting on 53*. West Indies have tried four bowlers in the day so far – Sherman Lewis, Keemo Paul, Roston Chase, and Shannon Gabriel. None of them has been able to provide a success so far.
Meanwhile, Devendra Bishoo delivered his second delivery of the 107th over. He hits the ball towards the fine leg, and he brings up his 24th Test hundred. He celebrated by removing the helmet and acknowledges the crowd after making another fabulous knock.
In addition to that, Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant partnered brilliantly adding 133 runs for the fifth wicket. Pant, however, gives exceptional support to the skipper Kohli who made a good comeback after been rested from Asia Cup. With this shot, he also completed 3000 Test runs in India.
Most Test Hundreds as Captain:
25 Graeme Smith
19 R Ponting
17 VIRAT KOHLI*
15 Allan Border/ Steve Waugh/ Steve Smith
Here is the Twitter reaction:
Least innings to score 24 Test centuries:
66 – Don Bradman
123 – Virat Kohli*
125 – Sachin Tendulkar #INDvWI
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) October 5, 2018
24th Test 100 (in 123 inns. Only Bradman has done it quicker – in 66 inns!)
31st in fc cricket
2nd vs West Indies
11th at home
4th in 2018
17th as captain
20th at #4
19th in the 1st inns
Now has 100s at 20 different grounds (10th in India)#IndvWI
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 5, 2018
Test 100s/50s among the modern day 'Fab Four'
24/19 Virat Kohli
23/24 Steve Smith
18/26 Kane Williamson
14/41 Joe Root#INDvWI
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) October 5, 2018
— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) October 5, 2018
Quote of the Day: Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success. -Virat Kohli
— RICHELLE RYAN (@RICHELLERYAN) October 4, 2018
The remarkable aspect of Virat Kohli is that he never fails when conditions are good for batting and runs are there for the taking. Ensures he scores a big one. Hardly gets beaten or gives chances. Not sure everyone capitalises good conditions.Modern day great. #INDvsWI
— Gaurav Sundararaman (@gaurav_sundar) October 5, 2018
Virat Kohli scores his 24th Test ton off 184 balls. Has hit just 7 fours yet maintained a strike-rate of over 50. if there has been a more clinical, consistent and calibrated batsman across formats, I've not seen him. #INDvWI
— Navneet Mundhra (@navneet_mundhra) October 5, 2018
Virat Kohli in his last five Test innings on Indian soil – 104*, 213, 243, 50, 102*
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) October 5, 2018
The remarkable aspect of Virat Kohli is that he never fails when conditions are good for batting and runs are there for the taking. Ensures he scores a big one. Hardly gets beaten or gives chances. Not sure everyone capitalises good conditions.Modern day great. #IndVsWI pic.twitter.com/AhBXfEXpo9
— Chowkidar Satish Vivek (@imsatishvivek) October 5, 2018
Most Test 100s as captain –
Graeme Smith – 25
Ricky Ponting – 19
Virat Kohli – 17#INDvsWI
— JSK (@imjsk27) October 5, 2018