Skipper Virat Kohli was on fire at Eden Gardens on Monday against Sri Lanka. The right-handed batsman hit an unbeaten century before India declared their second innings on 352-8, giving Sri Lanka a target of 231 to win the opening Test on final day.
The batsman, who got for a duck in the first innings, lead by example in the second. His crucial knock helped India overcome the pressure put by Sri Lankan bowlers.
It was Kohli’s 18th Test ton and 50th international hundred and he brought up the ton with a six over extra cover.
As usual Twitter erupted after Kohli brought up yet another century.
We witnessed a masterclass today from @imVkohli. 50th international 💯 already, long way to go. Well played champ! 👍— Manoj Tiwary (@tiwarymanoj) November 20, 2017
50 international centuries already for @imVkohli. Let that sunk in guys— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) November 20, 2017
Virat Kohli 50th century in international cricket!Now need 50 more to equal Sachin Tendulkar!#IndvSL— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) November 20, 2017
Change of situation that brought about change in gears in Virat Kohli’s batting, was just great to see! Batsman in a different league, that’s what he is.👏👏👏🙏#INDvSL— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) November 20, 2017
Top drawer century from @imVkohli. Held the side together when there was danger and just so easily changed style and attacked.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 20, 2017
Abhi world mein 2 top drivers hain, ek toh Lewis Hamilton aur doosre Virat Kohli….sublime. #IndvSL— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 20, 2017
VIRAT KOHLI is the best thing that happened to Indian Cricket! 🙏— Sushmã🇮🇳🏏 (@CricketLuvInd) November 20, 2017
Virat Kohli now joint fastest to score 50 International Centuries along with Hashim Amla and both took 348 innings to reach this landmark…— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) November 20, 2017
Virat Kohli might have failed in the first innings. But that doesn’t matter? Does it? Nobody in this world can keep him calm for a longer time. He quickly paid up in the 2nd innings, 18th test ton for the Legend 🙏#INDvSL pic.twitter.com/tODzlVSQG4— Prajakta Bhawsar (@ViratsFangirl18) November 20, 2017
50th international century for Virat Kohli, only the second Indian to achieve this feat. And he’s just 29 years old. Try to sink that in.. #INDvSL— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) November 20, 2017
Top Drawer Century from @virat.kohli 😎18th test hundred for king !50th international Centuries 💪✌😎21st Centuries as a captain 😎✌ 11th as captain in test9th in internationals this year2nd In 3rd Innings of testThird against Sl First at Eden Garden #kingcelebration pic.twitter.com/h29RrHf27a— Akash Patel (@akash_0912) November 20, 2017
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