India skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday scored his 27th ton in the ongoing Day-Night Test against Bangladesh being played at the iconic Eden Gardens.
The skipper thereby became the first Indian batsman to hit a hundred in a pink-ball Test.
This was Kohli’s 70th hundred in international cricket. He is now just one short of equalling former Australia captain Ricky Ponting’s tally of 71 hundreds in international cricket. Legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar tops the list with 100 international tons.
As Virat reached the 70th hundred in international cricket by nudging the ball on the leg-side, Twitterati lauded the Indian skipper’s knock with cricketers and experts heaping praise on him.
BCCI applauded the Indian captain for his performance. They said, “The #RunMachine at it again.”
Cricket expert and commentator Harsha Bhogle also heaped praise for the Delhi boy. He wrote, “Another classy century. 27. In the same number of innings it took Tendulkar. Kohli idolises Tendulkar, he is, literally, following in his footsteps.”
A fan gushed, “Colour of ball change with match, But class of Champ never change.”
“This Man is Unstoppable @imVkohli, With Another 100* #Runmachine”, wrote another.
A fan remarked: “What a century!!! As a captain he scored 20 century pass pointing n behind G Smith.. wht a conversion rate he is having 55%…when kholi play nobody look like him.. his shots wonderful.. number 70…”
A post read: “King Kohli Carnage at Eden Garden ! 1st to score a day n night test hundred. #KingKohli @imVkohli, @BCCI #legend What an occasion to score a memorable one. Well done And congrats @imVkohli.”