The Men in Blue has totally dominated West Indies in the first Test at Rajkot and the dominance is led by none other than the skipper Virat Kohli.
Cricket news: Kohli has scored 139 runs in the first Test against West Indies
Kohli carried on the hard-work done by the top order as he notched up yet another century without breaking a sweat on the second day.
Kohli came to bat when India were in a commanding position with 209/2 and the skipper did not take any risk and just concentrated on rotating the strike.
Prithvi Shaw and Cheteshwar Pujara had already set the platform right with a 206-run partnership and the 29-year-old skipper’s knock only solidified their efforts.
He did not believe in tonking the balls in Test cricket as he played some glorious cover-drives to bring up his 3000 Test runs in India.
He values Test cricket and respects the opposition bowling which is proved by his knock from time to time. The only time he tried to lift the scoring rate, he lofted the ball and got out on 139 runs from 230 deliveries which included only 10 boundaries.
The former Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar was impressed with Virat’s batting and applauded his impeccable efforts. He is impressed with Kohli’s habit of scoring centuries whenever he walks out to bat in whites. Kohli is the prime contender to break Tendulkar’s record of 51 Test tons.
Here is Sachin Tendulkar’s tweet: