Murali Vijay does a dab celebration with Virat Kohli after reaching his 11th Test ton
After reaching the landmark ton, Vijay did a unique dab celebration with the Indian captain Virat Kohli.
Published - Dec 2, 2017 7:57 pm | Updated - Sep 23, 2019 5:40 pm
The Indian Test team batters are making a merry of runs in the three-match series against Sri Lanka at home. All the batsman have scored heavily in the ongoing Test series. The latest entry in the list is of opener Murali Vijay who scored his 11th Test match hundred at Feroz Shah Kotla in the third Test match. After reaching the landmark ton, Vijay did a unique dab celebration with the Indian captain Virat Kohli.
The 33-year old was slotted into the Test team at Nagpur after fellow opener Shikhar Dhawan pulled out of the match due to some personal reasons. He was coming into the team after a long gap of 8 months due to an injury layoff. He notched up a memorable century on comeback in the second Test match against the Lankans, while he also became the third Indian opener after Sunil Gavaskar (34) and Virender Sehwag (23) to score 10 Test match hundreds.
The Kotla match story so far
Indian team skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat first at his home ground. The openers Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay started things aggressively, before the former got dismissed after playing a loose shot for 23 runs. Then No. 3 batsman Cheteshwar Pujara joined the crease and started punishing the poor balls bowled by the Lankan bowlers. But surprisingly, Pujara was also sent back early by fast bowler Lahiru Gamage.
Then Delhi’s local boy Virat Kohli joined the opening batsman who was himself looking in a completely different zone. Vijay reached his half century in the first session of the day’s play. While the local lad started from where he had left at Nagpur and also scored his 20th Test match ton. Both these batsman have made their intentions pretty clear at the moment and the opposition bowlers already look tired up. The attacking bowling and the intensity to pick up wickets is seriously being missed after the two wickets in the first session of play. However, India lost four top-order wickets at stumps on Day 1 with Kohli batting on 156*.
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