Determined to forget his forgettable out of England in 2014, Indian cricket skipper Virat Kohli, leading from the front smashed a brilliant ton at Edgbaston.
It was his first ton in England and many were raising doubts about his ability deliver in bouncy swinging conditions in England. Now with this ton he has set the tone for the series.
Hundred in the first Test of the five match Test series is huge statement from the aggressive and expressive Indian skipper.
It was Kohli’s 22nd Test ton and the skipper dedicated his special ton to his wife Anushka Sharma. The Bollywood actress was in the stands beaming in delight as Virat hit the masterly hundred and kissed the wedding ring he had worn around his neck. He also blew a flying kiss to his wife. This is not the first time Virat has expressed his feelings to his wife with his gestures. The gestures had in- fact gone viral.
It was an epic knock of 149 of 225 deliveries. He hung on as wickets fell around him and kept his team in the Test match.
His knock earned him kudos as well. VVS Laxman, Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh hailing the special knock on their twitter handles
A masterclass from Virat Kohli, leading from the front. A display of tremendous character determination and grit #ENGIND
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 2, 2018
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 2, 2018
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 2, 2018
Former England skipper Michel Vaughan was not left behind
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 2, 2018