Twitter reactions on Virat Kohli’s 26th Test century: Twitter was exhilarated at watching the Indian captain crossing the three-figure mark.
During the second day of the second Test of the ongoing South Africa’s tour of India in Pune, India captain Virat Kohli registered his 26th Test century to guide his team to a formidable position. Having scored 210 runs in four Tests at an average of 35 this year, Kohli was yet to score a Test century this year.
The 30-year old cricketer came in to bat at No. 4 in the 52nd over, Kohli put on display enough patience at the start of his innings. It was only on the 48th ball that he faced that he scored his first boundary via an overthrow from South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada.
Kohli is in the middle of a vital partnership alongside vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane. The duo had safely taken India to stumps last evening. It was on the penultimate delivery of the 81st over that Kohli hit a boundary off Vernon Philander to reach his half-century.
Resuming his innings from 63* today, Kohli edged a Philander delivery to earn his first boundary of the day. It was only a couple of overs later that Kohli drove Rabada down the ground to find his rhythm.
It was eventually on the fourth delivery of the 109th over that Kohli drove a Philander delivery down the ground to complete his century.
Twitter reactions on Virat Kohli’s 26th Test century”
26th Test 100 for Virat Kohli after 10 innings without one. Last 100 came at Perth in Dec 2018.
Kohli 138 inns – fourth quickest to reach 26 Test 100s after Bradman 69 inns, S Smith 121 & Tendulkar 136.#IndvSA #IndvsSA
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 11, 2019
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 11, 2019
First of 2019. First of the Test Championship 💯 @imVkohli
— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) October 11, 2019
Virat Kohli 👑 Centuries 💯
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) October 11, 2019
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) October 11, 2019
Most Test 100s as captain:
25 – Graeme Smith (193 inns)
19* – VIRAT KOHLI (83)
19 – Ricky Ponting (140)#IndvSA
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) October 11, 2019
Virat Kohli 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/rZ8sN6O9TC
— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) October 11, 2019
Another hundred for the run machine..let’s go beyond these numbers, dig deeper .. what’s been Virat’s impact as a captain? We put it against Ricky Ponting’s first 50 tests… Should be interesting 11.30am #CricketLive with @GautamGambhir @IrfanPathan @cricketaakash
— Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) October 11, 2019
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) October 11, 2019
Imp 100 for @imVkohli India gradually closing in on the match. Key partnership to bat South Africa out of the game.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) October 11, 2019
Just another day at work #ViratKohli #100
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 11, 2019
two individual hundreds in the innings, last time India played a test at Pune they barely made team hundreds in both innings #INDvsSA
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) October 11, 2019
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