Virat Kohli has looked like a man with intent all through this South Africa tour, and while it didn’t come out well in the 1st Test, this second Test has been all about him until now.
The Indian skipper led his troops brilliantly in the first innings, egging his players on to make a comeback into the game, and his boys obliged brilliantly, coming up with two fantastic run-outs to get their foot back into the game.
While we enjoy watching Virat jumping around in the field when India is bowling, nothing comes close to the delight that we experience whilst watching him play those delicious cover drives.
India wanted Virat to bat long, India needed Virat to bat long.
And he did so in emphatic fashion, scoring 150(almost half of the team’s runs) to help India come close to South Africa’s first innings score of 335.
Virat Kohli crunched one to the mid wicket boundary, pulling Morkel in front of square to bring up his 150. The dressing room rose in appreciation, sporting smiles that suggested that Virat had single handedly bailed them out of danger, after all other batsmen had found it difficult to score on this track.
Virat took off his helmet in celebration, kissing the emblem and then taking out the locket from his inside his T-Shirt which had his wedding ring attached to it.
Kohli kissed his wedding ring and once again pointed towards his dressing room to celebrate what would go down as one of the best overseas hundreds from an Indian batsman.
Check out the video:
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— Samarth Karan (@Samarthk10) January 15, 2018
India were bowled out for 307, with Morkel wrapping up the tail, and Virat Kohli left stranded at the other end.