Virat Kohli played a masterful innings at the Wankhede in front of nearly 20000 fans to score his 15th Test century. On a pitch that was turning and bouncing, with India facing a daunting task of going past a big first innings score by England, Kohli stepped up to the task and delivered in style.
In the process he also became the highest run-scorer across formats in 2016, going past the 2500 mark. He also went past 1000 runs in Tests for the year.
Wankhede erupts in joy. Test century No. 15 for the Indian captain & one of his best.Take a bow, Virat Kohli! #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/NwzvGloQtg— ScoopWhoop News (@scoopwhoopnews) December 10, 2016
Here's how Twitter reacted to a brilliant innings by the Indian captain.
This is a century of tremendous class. @imVkohli. Even at this peak he is on, he is growing as a player.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 10, 2016
That's up there with the best Test hundreds Kohli has made. As good as the 76 and 65 another Indian No.4 made here 15 years ago. #INDvENG— Dileep Premachandran (@SpiceBoxofEarth) December 10, 2016
Masterclass century from @imVkohli says a scribe in the Wankhede press box. But he is a master. `Nuf said— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) December 10, 2016
While walking in this morning had overheard "just came to see Virat bat". That bloke already got more than his money's worth! #IndvEng— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) December 10, 2016
There are players...and then there's Virat Kohli. Best player of this generation. 😊👏👍🙏— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 10, 2016
And the best of the lot:
Virat Kohli should be used as ATM. One more 100. 🙏🏻#IndVsEng— The Viral Fever (@TheViralFever) December 10, 2016
What a player. What a year!