There is very little a bowler can do when Virat Kohli is in full flow. There are very few batsmen in the world who look as good as Virat Kohli while batting. The India skipper is arguably the most attractive stroke-player in world cricket as of now. His cover-drives, on-drives, flicks as well as other shots can make anyone his fan.
He looks almost unstoppable when in full flow and looked in same form on Friday while India were playing against Bangladesh in the ongoing historic day-night Test. The thousands of fans were treated to a batting masterclass by Virat Kohli as he batted India to a position of strength. The right-handed batsman remained unbeaten on 59 as India closed the day on 174 for 3 in reply to Bangladesh’s first innings total of 106.
During his knock an interesting sight was witnessed. Bangladesh fast-bowler Ebadot Hossain, who got rid of Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara, had no answer to Kohli’s shots. And when Kohli hit a cover-drive in the seventeenth over, Hossain could not help but clap in admiration with a smile on his face.
Here is a clip showing Hossain clapping for Virat Kohli:
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Another record for Virat Kohli:
Virat Kohli, meanwhile, added yet another feather to his already illustrious cap. The India skipper became the quickest captain in history of Test cricket to score 5,000 runs in the longest format of the game. In the process, he also became the first Indian captain to do so. Kohli broke the record held by former Australia captain Ricky Ponting.
Ponting had scored 5,000 Test runs as captain in 97 innings while Kohli achieved the feat in just 86 innings. Kohli started the day on 4,968 runs and remained unbeaten on 59.