Virat Kohli is arguably the best batsman across formats. Although he hasn’t scored an international century for more than two years, he still has been able to maintain a batting average in excess of 50 across formats. This sums up the essential Virat Kohli for you.
The run machine has accumulated 7062 runs at an average of 50.4, which is quite remarkable. He has slammed 27 centuries and 28 fifties and 7 double centuries where he registered his highest score of 254* against South Africa.
Virat Kohli was recently rested for Sri Lanka T20Is and now he is back to play the Test series. He became the 12th Indian to play 100 Tests for the Indian national cricket team. In fact, Kohli received countless wishes from the Indian cricket fraternity ahead of his milestone game.
Virat Kohli gets rousing reception in Mohali Test match
Former Indian captain Virat Kohli who came out to bat at No.4 got a rousing reception from the fans at Mohali stadium. The right-handed batsman was in a positive mood as he played some beautiful shots down the ground. Everyone expected him to score a century in his landmark game but he ended up getting dismissed for 45 runs off 76 balls (5 fours).
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Lasith Embuldeniya made a mess of Kohli’s stumps. Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal scored 29 and 33 respectively. Hanuma Vihari who was promoted to bat at No.3 justified his selection right as he scored a half-century.
However, he didn’t last long after scoring his fifty as he was dismissed by Vishwa Fernando on 58 (5 fours). Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer added a fifty-plus stand for the fifth wicket.