Twitter lauds Virat Kohli for notching up his 24th Test century
He became the second fastest batsman to reach 24 Test hundreds.
Published - Oct 5, 2018 11:25 am | Updated - Oct 5, 2018 12:09 pm
Virat Kohli has been in sublime form and he is called India’s run-machine for some reason. He led from the front in England and even he knew that it was a mandatory thing about him scoring a ton again Windies and that too at home. The Indian captain didn’t even break a sweat on a sultry morning in Rajkot as he went past the three-figure mark for the 24th time in his Test career.
Throughout the England series, Kohli had to come to the crease very early thanks to the poor show from the openers. But this time, the platform was nicely set courtesy a stunning debut of Prithvi Shaw. He came in to bat with India’s score reading 209/2 and there was no doubt about the fact he wasn’t going throw away his chance. The only worrying moment for the hosts during their innings came on the first day when Shaw got out.
However, Kohli joined hands with Ajinkya Rahane then to rebuild the innings for close to 30 overs and didn’t play any bad or extraordinary shot and just went through the process rotating the strike. He punished the odd bad balls and without any fuss reached 72 by the close of play.
A stroll in the park
On the second morning, Windies were expected to make it tough for India to score. But in contrast, they easily let them off the hook with Rishabh Pant attacking and Kohli giving him more strike. The visitors were just for them to make a mistake and Virat Kohli is not a batsman who will give his wicket away easily. He completed his 3000 Test runs at home with a classical cover-drive and again went into the shell.
He calmly continued to play his way despite his partner going berserk from the other end. There was no blip in concentration for even a second and Kohli just walked past the 100-run mark by hitting a boundary of the harmless down the leg-side delivery. There were no animated celebrations from him also as he knew that he was expected to score it. The fact that he scored only six fours on his way to century proves how much he values his wicket in Test cricket.
Meanwhile, Twitterati was once again busy praising the Indian captain for such a sublime knock and hoped that he notches up his seventh double-century.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Jus like some routine things we see – The Traffic, The hot sun on a summer morning, The cool breeze on a winter evening. Seeing @imVkohli score A CENTURY has become one of it. We should all be happily prepared waking up to this #INDvsWI
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) October 5, 2018
Yet another ton for the batting machine, @imVkohli. He has made it look way too easy 👏 @RishabPant777 unlucky to miss out but another fine knock by the youngster 👍 #INDVWI @BCCI pic.twitter.com/YrcxUuB4ca
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) October 5, 2018
— Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) October 5, 2018
— R P Singh (@rpsingh) October 5, 2018
— VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) October 5, 2018
59 th international hundred for the century machine, Kohli . Is a walk in the park for him, literally
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) October 5, 2018
This Virat 100 was all about keeping himself motivated to get one. Considering his ability and the quality of challenge. Well done on that front Virat! #INDvsWI
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) October 5, 2018
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 5, 2018
Kohli century. Inevitable. Scoreboard inevitable too.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 5, 2018
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) October 5, 2018
— Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) October 5, 2018
Fastest to 24 Test centuries:
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) October 5, 2018
Virat Kohli in his last five Test innings on Indian soil – 104*, 213, 243, 50, 102*
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) October 5, 2018
VIRAT 'CONSISTENT' KOHLI! 24th Test ton for the skipper. Absolute freak of a player. @imVkohli
— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) October 5, 2018
Virat Kohli hits his 7th boundary to get to his 24th ton in test cricket.
He is a 24×7 batsman.#INDvWI
— Sayantan Dutta (@tweeting_trends) October 5, 2018
— Prem Rajeshree (@prem_rajeshree) October 5, 2018
Virat Kohli has come to a point where his ton doesn’t surprise me or gives me a joy. It’s an ordinary thing for that man. He’s just humiliating other batsmen for not gettin a ton 😂🔥#ViratKohli #CenturyNumber24
— White Wolf (@Indian_Punk) October 5, 2018
Hey champ congrats for yet another test 100 you are truly a proud for Indians "you are the best batsman in current era"@imVkohli
— Aashutosh (@itsastr007) October 5, 2018
@IMVKohli is truly enjoying the Test Cricket. Out of his 104 runs, he has scored just 28 runs through 4s. For rest, he has taken 1s, 2s and 3s. This is the real Test Cricket.#IndvWI#IndvsWI #TestCricket
— Pakoda Man (PM) (@JhansoKaRaja) October 5, 2018
Kohli last 5 Test innings in India:
104*, 213, 243, 50, 101*
King Of Cricket .. G O A T @imVkohli
— Arjuun (@ArjuunPrasad) October 5, 2018
Ravi Shastri when Virat Kohli makes hundred pic.twitter.com/w7FWxAD7H8
— Ram (@_Rajasthani) October 5, 2018
— คครђเรђ קคtเl (@aashishp02) October 5, 2018
After the Shaw show yesterday we are now treated to the @imVkohli show. Centuries are inevitable for the Indian Captain. Kudos!
— Sourav Sinha (@sourav_sinha) October 5, 2018
— BOOBALAN VIDHESH🇮🇳 (@BoobalanVa) October 5, 2018
— JD (@jayu_192) October 5, 2018