Aakash Chopra applauds Virat Kohli’s century in 2nd India vs West Indies Test
By SMCS - Jul 22, 2023 11:33 am
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Aakash Chopra has applauded Virat Kohli for scoring a century with copybook strokes in the ongoing second Test between India and West Indies. However, Kohli scored 121 runs off 206 deliveries as India were bowled out for 438 in their first innings in Port of Spain in Trinidad on Friday as well. Meanwhile, the Windies ended Day 2 on 86/1, trailing the visitors by 352 runs with nine first-innings wickets in hand as well.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

While reviewing the second day’s play in a video shared on his YouTube channel, Chopra praised Kohli. He said, “If we talk about this knock, what all is praiseworthy? One thing is discipline. There are many facets to discipline. One is in the cricket he plays. You could see that at the start of the second day’s play as well. The second new ball had come and he was leaving deliveries outside the off-stump, playing close to the body. He didn’t try to play any airy-fairy shots, didn’t step out to hit the spinners. He played just one sweep and that too because the ball was extremely ordinary. Other than that, he played almost copybook cricket.”

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However, Aakash Chopra also appreciated Virat Kohli’s driving during his 121-run knock, saying that he has become a different beast altogether through the off-side after starting as a leg-sided player.

Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra

He said, “Virat Kohli has scored a century. It was a long-term drought, especially away from home, and he has ended it now. He is just going from strength to strength if you see his career graph from August-September 2022 till date, the graph has been extremely different. He has scored runs consistently.”

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“He scored runs against Australia in the last Test match at home, before that the pitches were extremely difficult. Other than that, if you see any format – two centuries in the IPL, a century against Afghanistan in T20Is, centuries in ODIs and two centuries in Test matches,” Aakash Chopra concluded.