Skipper Virat Kohli struck form with a gritty century as India ended the opening day's play on a commanding 267 for three against New Zealand in the third and final Test in Indore on Saturday.
The hosts, who elected to bat first, rode on an unbeaten 167-run partnership between Kohli (103) and Ajinkya Rahane (79) to gain control of the innings after early losses.
Kohli recorded his 13th Test ton in 48 matches after a string of low scores in his last seven innings since his first Test double hundred against West Indies in July - ending a bad run... and Twitter went nuts - as is always the case with a Kohli ton.
Virat Kohli scoring century = Kejriwal blaming Modi. It happens more often than not.— PhD in Bak***** !! (@Atheist_Krishna) October 8, 2016
Boy: "Will you marry me?"Girl: "Are you sure?"B: "As sure as Virat Kohli's century in the next match"G: "Awww"— Shy Baba™ (@Dhruv_Axom) October 8, 2016
Fewest innings taken to reach 6th Test 100 as captain for India16 Sunil Gavaskar26 Virat Kohli32 Sachin Tendulkar35 M Azharuddin#IndvNZ— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 8, 2016
'Discipline' is the word I'd use if I were to describe Kohli's knock in one word. Thanks for making Test cricket glamorous. 😊🙏👍👏👏— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 8, 2016
Third test match - As the sun sets, Virat Kohli rises— Ra_Bies (@Ra_Bies) October 8, 2016
Virat Kohli scored a century so that Rohit Sharma won't be under any sort of pressure. Kohli's love affair with Sharma's continues #indvsnz— Cricket Bakchod (@AllTimeBakchod) October 8, 2016
"Pepsi thi, pi gaya. Century thi, maar diya."- Virat Kohli— Sagar (@sagarcasm) October 8, 2016
Virat Kohli's is the first hundred by an India captain in 14 Tests against NZ. Previous one was by Sourav Ganguly in 2003. #indvsnz— Shiva J (@Shiva_cricinfo) October 8, 2016
Agar Virat Kohli Taxi hote to unka meter 100 se shuru hota - @virendersehwag— Bday Month 😎🏏 (@imjatinviratian) October 8, 2016