Twitter Reactions: Virat Kohli lights up Eden Gardens with his 27th Test ton
Virat Kohli smacks a brilliant century at the Eden Gardens.
Updated - Nov 23, 2019 2:50 pm
Virat Kohli returned into the squad for Bangladesh Tests after cherishing a small vacation. However, the first game for the Indian skipper didn’t go well and was dismissed on the second delivery itself. But, in the second game, he returned with a brilliant fifty on the Day 1 of the historic Test that is being played at the Eden Gardens and has converted into a century.
Ahead of the game, the 31-year-old needed only 32 runs to become the fastest skipper to score 5000 runs in Test. However, he achieved that milestone on the first day of the game. He was at his best and was playing all the shots from his cricket dictionary against Bangladesh bowlers. He recorded his 23rd fifty with a boundary against Ebadat Hossain in 76 deliveries.
Virat Kohli becomes first Indian to score a ton in day-night Tests
During the match, an incident happened when Ebadot Hossain was spotted clapping for Virat Kohli after being hit for a boundary on the fourth ball of the 17th over. The Indian captain timed the shot perfectly to leave the Kolkata crowd in his awe with a classic cover drive.
On Day 2, Virat got off to a slow start giving due respect to the Bangladesh bowlers. But soon he started dealing in boundaries. It looked like the change in the ball didn’t affect the game of Virat, who played some traditional cricketing shots that were a treat to watch for any cricket enthusiast. The Indian skipper also stitched a brilliant 99-run partnership with Ajinkya Rahane, who was caught by Ebadat Hossain at the backward point off Taijul Islam. Rahane also batted well and scored 51 runs before getting out.
In the 66th over of the innings, Virat Kohli played a brilliant cover drive off Ebadot Hossain and grabbed a boundary that took him to a score of 99. However, in the next over Kohli got his 100th run with a double off Taijul Islam to record the 27th Test ton of his career and 20th as the skipper of Team India. He also became the first Indian to smack a century in pink-ball Test.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
— Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) November 23, 2019
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) November 23, 2019
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) November 23, 2019
First to score hundred for India in
Test: Lala Amarnath (1933/34)
D/N Test: Virat Kohli (2019/20)
ODI: Kapil Dev (1983)
D/N ODI: Sanjay Manjrekar (1991)
T20I: Suresh Raina (2010)
D/N (Night) T20I: Rohit Sharma (2015)
— satish singh (@satish81) November 23, 2019
— subramani badrinath (@s_badrinath) November 23, 2019
Most International 💯 as Captain
— Tamilnadu 👌🌟Mahesh babu Fan🙏 (@DhfmPrem) November 23, 2019
Doesn't matter!! 😎❤
Century no. 70😍
27th Test hundred for King Kohli! 💯
— 💫Virat's_girl💫 (@srishti143567) November 23, 2019
20th Test century as Captain of India ✅
27th Test century of his career ✅
70th International century ✅
41st international century as captain (joint-most)✅
1st Indian to hit a century in day/night Test ✅#KingKohli pic.twitter.com/q01OKPauOu
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 23, 2019
Just 20 minutes in front of TV and I have seen all the Virat Kohli Drives in an inning. Cover Drive. Straight Drive. Off Drive. On drive. All showing face of the bat. All in the middle of the bat. Master class. #ViratKohli #INDvBAN
— Neel Parikh (@neell27) November 23, 2019
Fewest innings taken to 27 Test 💯's :
— Wesley00005 (@Wesley000051) November 23, 2019
1st 4 – Mayank
1st 50 – Pujara
1st 100 – Virat Kohli
— Sudipta Rohitian Bhuvian (@SudiptoRohitian) November 23, 2019
White Ball, Red Ball, Pink Ball.
T20, ODI, Tests.
There's no stopping #Virat_Kohli from making big runs 😎❤
27th Test Hundred ! 70th International Ton.
— Preetha Prabhakar (@KP_Preetha07) November 23, 2019
Virat Kohli 🙌🏼🙌🏼🔥🔥
— Jersey No 93 (Old account suspended) (@Jerseyno93) November 23, 2019
— Ashutosh Mittal (@hansrajashu888) November 23, 2019