Virat Kohli opts for ‘let the bat do the talking’ celebration after reaching his century
Kohli notched up his 25h Test century and was dismissed on 123.
Updated - Dec 16, 2018 9:49 am
Virat Kohli is certainly from the other planet. He is far ahead compared to the other batsmen of his era and is time and again proving the same. His number one position was in danger with Kane Williamson putting on a masterclass, first in the UAE and now at home. But unfazed by all the happenings, the Indian captain marched along quietly to notch up his 25th Test century and arguably one of his best knocks of the year.
After the Aussie pacers rolled over the Indian openers within in the first six overs, the feeling was that they will skittle India early to bat again in the day. But Virat Kohli had other ideas. He came out and took on Josh Hazlewood to score three boundaries in one over. He raced to 19 off just 12 balls due to which the hosts had to alter their plans in order to control for the masterful batsman.
Pat Cummins was introduced into the attack then who bowled menacingly spell after spell. Even Kohli was beaten a number of times and was lucky to not edge a delivery much like it happened during his tussle with James Anderson in England. The grit and determination was there in the middle to hang around and went unscathed on 82 on the second day.
A lot was said even before the Test series began. Moreover, Cummins’ statement, “Virat will not score a century in Australia,” a few months ago turned true in Adelaide and there was fear if the Indian captain is going into the shell against Australia. Kohli didn’t bother about all the talk and batted superbly. It was his glorious straight-drive that took him to the three-figure and to everyone’s surprise, there was no jump in elation or sway words with a roar of the Lion.
This time he kept his helmet down, stood in the middle of the pitch, pointed towards his bat to gesture that he lets his bat do the talking as the crowd gave him a standing ovation for a masterclass. He is still going strong and is looking determined to take India to Australia’s score and possibly help them take a crucial lead.
Here’s the video of his celebration:
— Telegraph Sport (@telegraph_sport) December 16, 2018