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India Vs South Africa, 2nd Test: Twitteratis hail Virat Kohli’s spirited performance

Till the filing of this report, India was bowled out at the score of 307 runs.

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Indian skipper Virat Kohli rattled the South African pacers to score 21st century of his Test career on Day 3 of the second Test at SuperSport Park, Centurion, on Monday.

Resuming the innings at an overnight score of 183 for five, Kohli took the charge and till lunch, the visitors had reached 287 runs for 7. With his century, Virat (ODI-32, Test-21, T20I-0) also equalled the record of cricket great Brian Lara, who has also scored 53 centuries in all formats of the game.

Virat’s century against South Africa is his 11th on the foreign soil and it could be considered to be one of the most important in his cricketing career.

Earlier, Virat Kohli along with team management and coach Ravi Shastri had come under heavy criticism for ignoring Test specialist Ajinkya and for dropping the star Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar for Ishant Sharma.

Virat was also back-lashed on different social networking sites after getting out cheaply in the opening Test match in Newlands Cape Town.

The Indian cricket fans, who were earlier upset with the selection of playing eleven and dismissal of Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma, came forward to applaud the performance of Virat Kohli.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“It’s funny. Before the last Test, everyone was saying Ajinkya Rahane should not be included in playing XI. Now, in one week, that has changed. Everyone is saying he should be. We don’t decide the playing XI as per outside opinion,” Kohli had told reporters ahead of the 2nd Test.

Till the filing of this report, India was bowled out at the score of 307 runs.