Indian skipper Virat Kohli began his tour of the Caribbean in grand style as he scored an effortless knock in the first innings. As of the 59th over, Kohli was unbeaten on 72 off just 100 deliveries on a wicket where run scoring hasn’t been too easy. Kohli continued his rich vein of form in 2016 as after some spectacular outings in ODI’s and T20I’s, the Indian skipper found no difficulties in translating that form to test matches.
Earlier in the day, Kohli won a crucial toss and opted to bat first. After losing opener M. Vijay early, Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara got things back on track. But the partnership between Dhawan and Kohli was simply flawless as the duo toyed along the West Indies attack.
But the day was all about Kohli, who once again led from the front and by example. Fans on Twitter lauded him for the knock, and below are some of the tweets.
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) July 21, 2016
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadejaaaa) July 21, 2016
— ♕мαℓνıκα♕ (@ImVKohlisAngel) July 21, 2016
— Dhanashekar (@DAN_shekar007) July 21, 2016
Those wrist shots from kohli 😍😍 #INDvsWI
— ಶತ್ರು (@ranga_swamy) July 21, 2016
Kohli places well & scored double! No rash shots. #IndvsWI
— Sakshi. (@KohlisFlickShot) July 21, 2016
71* for Kohli so far. He could get 100 today #IndvsWI
— Omkar (@lnClyned) July 21, 2016
Kohli is playing an amazing knock…hope he gets passed 100..#IndvsWI
— Anuj Bansal (@anujbansal96) July 21, 2016
— God’s Lonely Man! (@GodsLonelyMan06) July 21, 2016
Kholi, Rock solid! Looks like he can bat all 5 days!! #IndvsWI
— Jonathan Sunil Moses (@Jonathansunil) July 21, 2016
Literally, the only purpose of this #IndvsWI series is for Virat to score a century.
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) July 21, 2016
— Virat ❤ Kohli (@LoyalViratFan) July 21, 2016