Virat Kohli hammered past his demons of 2014 tour of England by scoring a brilliant 149 in the first innings of the first Test between England and India at Birmingham. His knock had a couple of major significance. First, it was his maiden ton in against England back in their own backyard. Secondly, and more importantly in the present context of the match, it allowed India to post a decent score.
His knock was lauded across the world, including many of the Englishmen as well. And joining in the bandwagon is Amul. The dairy product company has paid special tribute to the Indian skipper with an advertisement,
As earlier stated, they aren't the only one who cannot stop praising Kohli. Former England cricketer Michael Atherton has called Indian skipper Virat Kohli as the "best player in the world" following his sensational batting displays in the ongoing first Test between England and India at Birmingham.
Then there was Sam Curran, who has made a name for himself with runs and wickets in the ongoing Test. The 20-year-old said it was an "eye-opener" for him to watch him bat. Curran further praised Kohli for his resistance with the lower order batters which helped India post a decent score in the first innings.
India ended Day Three at 110 for 5, needing 84 runs to win. Kohli was again the star of the innings when the other batters struggled against the moving. He would resume his innings on 43, and will be joined by Dinesh Karthik, who ended the day unbeaten on 18.
The third day belonged to Kohli and co, though, England can claim to have made dominated the final session. Play on Friday saw both the teams putting in some wonderful performance, but then also letting in the opposition through their mistakes.
One of the star players on Friday was Ishant Sharma. The fast-bowler took just one wicket in the first innings, but roared back with a fifer in the second as the home team were bowled out for a mere 180. His line and length was perfect, and he used his height to trouble the batters.