Sourav Ganguly thinks sky is the limit for Virat Kohli after ton at Perth

Sourav Ganguly thinks sky is the limit for Virat Kohli after ton at Perth

Kohli fought hard for each run and contributed 123 to the team's cause.

Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane
Indian captain Virat Kohli. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

The ongoing Test series between the hosts Australia and India has produced magic moments in each session and kept the fans on the edge of their seats. Social media was in awe as Virat Kohli reached his 25th Test ton at Perth on day 3 of the second Test with a flamboyant straight drive. Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly was one of them who showered praises on Virat for his unparalleled skill and the value of the century on a pitch which has been tricky to bat on.

The hosts, elected to bat first on a green surface were expected to find it difficult to post a big total, given their batting woes and quality in Indian bowling. However, they did well to put up a score in excess of 300. Indian openers failed and it was again Cheteshwar Pujara and Kohli who got into the rescue act. The Delhi-born took to Josh Hazlewood right from the outset, smacking three boundaries, playing his first over.

Kohli had a few jitters, however, none of his edges carried fully to the slip cordon as he played with soft hands. Ganguly addressed that the value of the innings remains unmatched after having watched everyone bat on this pitch. While the majority of batsmen struggled to get going, none looked as comfortable and composed as Virat. Dada also affirmed that sky remains the only limit now for Kohli as no batsman presently comes close to achieving the dominance that he upholds.

Ganguly impressed with the current Indian skipper’s class wrote- “Just see the value and quality of the innings after every one has batted on this pitch …sky is the limit.”

Kohli eclipses Sachin Tendulkar

The 30-year-old also eclipsed former batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar as he became the second fastest to 25 Test tons, sitting behind Don Bradman, who romped to 25 Test tons in 68 innings. Kohli achieved this feat in 127 innings. He also became the first Indian batsman since Tendulkar in 1992 to score a century in red-ball cricket at Perth.

The Prince of Kolkata tweeted again saying that he missed watching Don Bradman and Gary Sobers but has watched two modern day greats through his own countrymen in Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar as Kohli continues his purple patch.

It was Pat Cummins who claimed Kohli at the stroke of lunch with yet another controversial decision. The Indian team was wrapped up soon enough and they conceded a 43-run first innings lead.

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