'Vintage Virat is back': Twitter Reacts as Kohli Showcases Grit and Grace vs AUS
IND vs AUS: Virat Kohli scores his 28th Test ton (AP Photo)
Indian batter, Virat Kohli, put an end to his century drought in the purest format of the game, with a resolute innings in the ongoing fourth and final Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
The former Indian skipper, who last scored a Test century in November 2019 against Bangladesh, smashed his 28th century in the format, showcasing his exemplary grit and resilience against a formidable Australian side.
Kohli's milestone century came off the bowling of Nathan Lyon, whom he deftly flicked to the square leg region for a single. The celebration from the elegant batter was rather muted, reflective of his composed persona, as he removed his helmet, acknowledged the support of his teammates in the dressing room, and reverently kissed his wedding ring.
The Indian talisman's century was not only a personal triumph but also an important contribution to his team's cause in a crucial Test match. It is noteworthy that this is Kohli's 16th international century against the Aussies which is a testament to his dominance over one of the top cricketing sides in the world.
The Twitterverse was inundated with reactions, with fans lauding and congratulating the legendary batsman for his outstanding innings. Several reactions poured in as Kohli's fans and followers were thrilled to see him back in form, scoring runs in Tests.
Here’s a look at a few reactions:
The hundred at Ahmedabad was his second-slowest century in terms of balls faced, lasting 241 balls which demonstrated his ability to read the game and play according to the demands of the pitch, deftly balancing defence, shots and placement.