Twitter reactions on Virat Kohli’s 25th Test century: Twitter was exhilarated on Virat Kohli’s magnificent Test hundred at Perth.
During the third day of the second Test of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia at Perth, India captain Virat Kohli smashed yet another Test century, his 25th in Tests, 14th away from home. Having scored his 25th century in 127 innings, Kohli has become the second-fastest cricketer to do so, only behind Sir Donald Bradman.
It was another of those innings where Kohli stood tall on the expectations for the umpteenth time in his career. Coming in to bat at 8-2 in the sixth over, Kohli eased the nerves first up by hitting four boundaries off Australia vice-captain Josh Hazlewood.
After taking on the attack on the opposition bowlers, Kohli pressed down the accelerator citing the conditions and the quality of the bowling on display yesterday. Kohli stitched a 74-run partnership for the second wicket with Cheteshwar Pujara (24) as the duo removed the shine off the ball.
With Pujara getting out in the 39th over, Kohli continued to battle it out in the middle. With a boundary over gully off Pat Cummins, Kohli completed his 20th half-century on the third ball of the 44th over.
The Indian captain then stitched a 91-run partnership with vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (51). With Rahane getting out on the fourth ball of the day, the onus was once again on Kohli, who didn’t disappoint his team and fans.
Resuming the day on 82*, Kohli didn’t take much long before completing his feat.On the second delivery of the 81st over, Kohli hit a straight drive off Mitchell Starc to reach the three-figure mark.
Kohli’s innings was accepted very well on social media platform Twitter. Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on the same below:
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) December 16, 2018
👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 @imVkohli 💯 class above
— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) December 16, 2018
Only two visiting batsmen in the past 70 years have scored six Test hundreds in Australia; Kohli has just joined Tendulkar #AUSvIND
— Adam Burnett (@AdamBurnett09) December 16, 2018
5 Test centuries for VIRAT KOHLI in 2017 and 2018.
1st Indian, 1st non-Australia and 4th batsman to hit 5 centuries in consecutive years.
— Abhishek Kumar (@abhik2593) December 16, 2018
tough hundreds in the same year in south africa, england and australia. something else this guy #AUSvIND
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) December 16, 2018
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) December 16, 2018
‘When we’re all in the mood for a melody, and you got us feeling alright …’ Bat doing the talking is for mere mortals…That bat’s singing the best melodies in international cricket.. And it’s just delivered another master piece in Perth @imVkohli #AUDvIND #KingKohli
— Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) December 16, 2018
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) December 16, 2018
He’s made 25 and there have been some incredible knocks in there but Kohli will remember this with great fondness. It is a very special hundred.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 16, 2018
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 16, 2018
Most centuries for captains in international cricket:
41 – Ricky Ponting
34 – VIRAT KOHLI*
33 – Graeme Smith #AUSvIND
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) December 16, 2018
SHOT! Probably woke up a few million back in India… #AusvInd
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) December 16, 2018
VKohli now 20th in list of Test century-makers, joining Inzy on 25 centuries. Inzy 200 innings, Virat 127. #AusvInd
— Ric Finlay (@RicFinlay) December 16, 2018
💯 for Kohli! 👏👏
— ICC (@ICC) December 16, 2018
Kohli’s ability to bring the best out of himself when the contest demands is simply unbelievable…challenging pitch…top quality attack…Bring It On. Best batsman on the planet by a fair margin 🙌🙏😊 #RunMachine #ausvind #7cricket
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 15, 2018
Virat Kohli’s 25th career ton. What a cricketer @telegraph_sport
— Ben Horne (@BenHorne8) December 16, 2018