The cricket stars around the world ushered praise on Virat Kohli as the right-handed batsman showed his character and shouldered India to a victory against Pakistan at a sticky wicket at the Eden Gardens. Virat scored 55 runs off 37 balls and shared a 71 run partnership Yuvraj Singh that helped India to salvage the innings after suffering a hiccup at the initial stage of the innings.
India lost Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Suresh Raina early. But Yuvraj Singh played a sensible innings of 24 runs off 23 balls.
Virat hit seven four and one six.
Here is how cricket stars former and current cricketers- said about Virat’s innings on a turning wicket.
That 50 is worth approximately 237 on this pitch….
— Glenn Maxwell (@Gmaxi_32) March 19, 2016
The praise has come from horse mouth as Yuvraj Sigh has spended the maximum time with Virat at the crease
Well done boys 👊🏽💪🏼!@imVkohli super knock under pressure great resistance by the bowling unit keep going guys !
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) March 19, 2016
Was kohli playing on a different wicket tonight??!
— James Faulkner (@JamesFaulkner44) March 19, 2016
— Brian Lara (@BrianLara) March 19, 2016
Class innings under pressure by @imVkohli. Can he get better than this?
— Mahela Jayawardena (@MahelaJay) March 19, 2016
The streak goes on.. Well done Team India.. We are lucky to have a master batsman like @imVkohli.. Just too good. Enjoy all 🇮🇳
— Barinder Sran (@sranbarinder) March 19, 2016
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) March 19, 2016
Well done boys!! ☺ super stuff @imVkohli , as usual ☺ keep going bud!! ☺
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) March 19, 2016
— zaheer khan (@ImZaheer) March 19, 2016
Meanwhile Darren Sammy was found doing some food-work
Roomali roti before the match https://t.co/XAdGopHTE5
— Darren Sammy (@darrensammy88) March 19, 2016