Twitter Reaction
Virat Kohli Gets Applauded For Playing A Sturdy Knock
By CricShots - Feb 15, 2021 4:15 pm
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On a tricky pitch that has been compared with a dust bowl since Day 1 of the second Test against England, the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli put on a brilliant display with the bat in the second inning. After getting out on a duck in India’s first innings, Kohli came out to bat in his team’s second inning with wickets falling around him, but he remained watchful and made a brilliant partnership with R Ashwin, who was playing some aggressive cricket, extending India’s lead to more than 400 runs before being trapped leg-before by Moeen Ali.

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Virat Kohli received appreciation for his knock

Several current and former players hailed Kohli for his “masterclass” as he lay down the anchor and displayed great technique and temperament to rebuild India’s inning.

Former Indian Cricketer, VVS Laxman had tweeted, “Sometimes in Test Cricket a 50 you make in challenging conditions and situation will be more satisfying than a 200 you make on a flat pitch. I am sure this is one such innings for @imVkohli. A master class on how to play on a turning track.”

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On the other hand, former English skipper, Kevin Pietersen tweeted, “He’s the greatest batter in the game of cricket playing right now.” Tweeting on the same lines, former captain, Michael Vaughan wrote: “He may not get a 100 but this @imVkohli innings has been an masterclass on this pitch … its already 100 balls of batting that all coaches should show players on how to play on a Beach.”

England former wicket-keeper, Matt Prior had tweeted, “@imVkohli showing his absolute class. You can score runs on this wicket for sure…you just need to be very very good.”

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 “Heroic innings on this pitch !! Master at work,” wrote former Bengal captain Manoj Tiwary.

Kohli was eventually dismissed for 62, with India at 202/7, after they took a 195-run first-innings lead.