Shane Warne, former Australian legendary leg spinner has hailed Virat Kohli for his ‘Spirit of Cricket’ gesture towards England skipper Joe Root in the ongoing first Test at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Virat Kohli’s heartwarming gesture towards England captain Joe Root just before the concluding minutes of the play on day one of the opening Test took the internet by storm.
Shane Warne: Well Done Virat Kohli And Congratulations To Joe Root For Another Wonderful Innings
After smashing a six off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin’s last ball of the 87th over Joe Root went down on the ground with a cramp. England physio was out in the middle to help the skipper but before he reached, it was India captain Virat Kohli who helped Joe Root with stretching of his right leg.
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) February 7, 2021
In the ongoing first Test, England has managed to gain an upper hand after restricting India to 337. The hosts still trail England by 278 runs as England are 37/2 in 2nd innings.
For the hosts, Washington Sundar scored an unbeaten 85 while Rishabh Pant scored 91 and Cheteshwar Pujara scored 73. For England, apart from Joe Root’s 218, Ben Stokes scored 82 and Dom Sibley scored 87. Dom Bess took 4 wickets for England including Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane.
Shane Warne picked 708 wickets in 145 Tests and 293 wickets in 194 ODIs. Shane Warne also played for Rajasthan Royals in IPL from 2008 to 2011. He led the Rajasthan Royals to victory in the first season of the competition. Shane Warne continued as captain of the Royals for a further four seasons, the 2011 season being his last with the franchise.
Joe Root Became First Batsman In Tests To Score A Double Ton In 100th Test
On Saturday, Joe Root added another feather to his illustrious cap as he became the first batsman in the history of Test cricket to score a double century in his 100th Test. He scored 218 off 377 balls which included 19 fours and 2 six. Joe Root achieved the feat in the first Test against India at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday. During the course of this innings, he also registered the highest score for a player playing in his 100th Test.
Joe Root broke the record of former Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq to achieve this feat. He also surpassed Mike Gatting (207) to post the highest individual score for an English batsman in India.
Joe Root has now scored five double centuries in Test cricket as only Wally Hammond has posted more for England (7). Jasprit Bumrah and Ravichandran Ashwin picked up 3 wickets each as England was bowled out for 578.