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Twitter salutes the maiden Virat Kohli hundred in England Tests

Before the start of the tour, all the talk of the town was about Virat Kohli’s final frontier. He had a torrid time in the previous tour in 2014. But time has passed and the man has achieved greater heights. Come 2018, first Test and the first innings, a Virat Kohli hundred in England Tests was on show.

It didn’t take him long to stamp his authority in the country that has been raising question marks over his greatness. Virat Kohli hundred in England Tests has silenced the critics who used to term him a flat track bully. Yes, he got a couple of lives on his way to three-figures but what matters is that he capitalized on those chances and went on to play perhaps the best innings of his Test career.

When he walked out to bat, India had lost 2 wickets for 54 and very soon, it was down to 59/3. The ball was moving around aided by the overcast conditions. James Anderson, the bowler who had given Kohli plenty of troubles, was steaming in. The typical English conditions were presented to him but this time around, he was adamant to make a mark.

The wickets kept falling from the other end and India were getting themselves deeper into trouble. He had reached his half-century but the score was down to 182/8 as the visitors were staring down the barrel of a gun. England’s score of 287 was far away. That’s when Kohli decided enough was enough and it was time for him to take center stage.

The Indian captain farmed the strike beautifully with Ishant Sharma at the other end. He went into ODI mode and looked for the boundaries. Pretty quickly, he moved to 97 but there was another twist in the tail. Ishant was trapped in front by Adil Rashid and it seemed that Kohli would be left stranded without a hundred.

But Umesh Yadav hung in there and Kohli finally brought up his first hundred on England soil in Tests. It was Kohli versus England from that point onwards. He kept smashing the bowlers and the partnership for the last wicket yielded 57 runs out of which Yadav had contributed for a solitary run.

Kohli was on the charge but in the hunt for big shots, he got out to Rashid for 149. The deficit was reduced to just 13 runs which meant that the game hung in the balance at stumps on day 2. India’s innings was all about Kohli who ended up scoring more than half the team runs. Whether or not India win the match, this Virat Kohli hundred will remain one of his specials.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to the first Virat Kohli hundred in England Tests:

Below are some tweets on Virat Kohli hundred in England Tests including Sachin Tendulkar and the heart touching tweet of Lata Mangeshkar .

https://twitter.com/BumbleCricket/status/1025054093642002439

https://twitter.com/sanjaymanjrekar/status/1025055169069965313

https://twitter.com/ImRaina/status/1025075099127488512

https://twitter.com/ProfDeano/status/1025074545680560128

https://twitter.com/AzharMahmood11/status/1025055587963478017

https://twitter.com/robbie13flair/status/1025069651586437121

https://twitter.com/tinobest/status/1025057686772232192

https://twitter.com/tiwarymanoj/status/1025059757877587970

 

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  1. Hello,

    As an avid reader of cricadium.com, I love to read the contents on your site, and I think your other readers would as well.

    Virat Kohli is always the man of the match. I think all the team members of Team India or Team Blue are very best. But Virat has always been the source of inspiration for many of us. Thank you very much for sharing it with us.

    Best,
    Sagar Neupane

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Before the start of the tour, all the talk of the town was about Virat Kohli's final frontier. He had a torrid time in the previous tour in 2014. But time has passed and the man has achieved greater heights. Come 2018, first Test and the first innings, a Virat Kohli hundred in England Tests was on show. It didn't take him long to stamp his authority in the country that has been raising question marks over his greatness. Virat Kohli hundred in England Tests has silenced the critics who used to term him a flat track bully. Yes, he got a couple of lives on his way to three-figures but what matters is that he capitalized on those chances and went on to play perhaps the best innings of his Test career. When he walked out to bat, India had lost 2 wickets for 54 and very soon, it was down to 59/3. The ball was moving around aided by the overcast conditions. James Anderson, the bowler who had given Kohli plenty of troubles, was steaming in. The typical English conditions were presented to him but this time around, he was adamant to make a mark. The wickets kept falling from the other end and India were getting themselves deeper into trouble. He had reached his half-century but the score was down to 182/8 as the visitors were staring down the barrel of a gun. England's score of 287 was far away. That's when Kohli decided enough was enough and it was time for him to take center stage. The Indian captain farmed the strike beautifully with Ishant Sharma at the other end. He went into ODI mode and looked for the boundaries. Pretty quickly, he moved to 97 but there was another twist in the tail. Ishant was trapped in front by Adil Rashid and it seemed that Kohli would be left stranded without a hundred. But Umesh Yadav hung in there and Kohli finally brought up his first hundred on England soil in Tests. It was Kohli versus England from that point onwards. He kept smashing the bowlers and the partnership for the last wicket yielded 57 runs out of which Yadav had contributed for a solitary run. Kohli was on the charge but in the hunt for big shots, he got out to Rashid for 149. The deficit was reduced to just 13 runs which meant that the game hung in the balance at stumps on day 2. India's innings was all about Kohli who ended up scoring more than half the team runs. Whether or not India win the match, this Virat Kohli hundred will remain one of his specials.

Here's how Twitter reacted to the first Virat Kohli hundred in England Tests:

Below are some tweets on Virat Kohli hundred in England Tests including Sachin Tendulkar and the heart touching tweet of Lata Mangeshkar . https://twitter.com/sachin_rt/status/1025065397601673216 https://twitter.com/VVSLaxman281/status/1025054734766489601 https://twitter.com/MichaelVaughan/status/1025054468486955009 https://twitter.com/bhogleharsha/status/1025055029395435520 https://twitter.com/BumbleCricket/status/1025054093642002439 https://twitter.com/mangeshkarlata/status/1025068150822449153 https://twitter.com/harbhajan_singh/status/1025059071999836162 https://twitter.com/jamestaylor20/status/1025056549939630081 https://twitter.com/sanjaymanjrekar/status/1025055169069965313 https://twitter.com/ImRaina/status/1025075099127488512 https://twitter.com/ProfDeano/status/1025074545680560128 https://twitter.com/rpsingh/status/1025063776343781379 https://twitter.com/piersmorgan/status/1025054575735308289 https://twitter.com/MohammadKaif/status/1025055200099401728 https://twitter.com/pragyanojha/status/1025061759529312256 https://twitter.com/cricketaakash/status/1025054473587179521 https://twitter.com/AzharMahmood11/status/1025055587963478017 https://twitter.com/mohanstatsman/status/1025054361716633600 https://twitter.com/robbie13flair/status/1025069651586437121 https://twitter.com/tinobest/status/1025057686772232192 https://twitter.com/tiwarymanoj/status/1025059757877587970   Stay updated with India's tour of England, follow Cricadium on FacebookTwitter and Instagram