KOHLI EMERGES VICTORIOUS
On day 2, in the first Test against England at Edgbaston, Birmingham, Virat Kohli emerged as the lone warrior. The Indian skipper was already disappointed by his previous England tour performances. He made a great come back here on day 2 by hitting a courageous century in the first innings.
Excluding him, no other batsmen played up to the mark and all of them got out early by the English bowlers. But still, Kohli remained firm at the crease and stroked up his maiden Test ton (149 runs) on English soil. He built a partnership of 92 runs from the last two wickets. India were bowled all out for 274, trailing the hosts by 13. Kohli’s 22nd Test hundred included 22 boundaries and 1 six.
BHARAT ARMY’S GESTURE
So, as an act of gesture and support, Indian cricket supporters club ‘Bharat Army’ came up with a chant for the charismatic batsman. In a video posted by The Bharat Army, the fans can be heard cheering and chanting for Kohli. The crowd was very energetic and filled with pride at the performance of this charismatic cricketer.
For now, Edgbaston Test proves to be in favour of Kohli who finally got out after a fighting 51 run innings today. For now, India needs 52 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-Test series
APPRECIATION FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD
There’s no doubt that this great cricketer is receiving lots of appreciation and well wishes from all over the world and cricketing fraternity as well. People are not holding back themselves to show their praises on social media for ‘King’ Kohli whose impeccable innings made the English bowlers breathless particularly in the first innings of the Test match. Here are some of the tweets going around;
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadejaaaa) August 2, 2018
YUSUF PATHAN’S TWEET
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) August 3, 2018
SHOAIB AKHTAR’S TWEET
What a century @imVkohli!!!
The last time he went to England he failed miserably, but this time he has improved so much shows what an amazing player he is and also his dedication and determination.He proved every one wrong on this tour!!#viratkohli #ENGvsIND
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) August 3, 2018
— virat ❤ anushka (@viratanushka_) August 2, 2018
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