The 29-year-old Indian skipper Virat Kohli had terrific performance with the bat on Day 2 of the first Test match against England in England at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
Riding on the shoulder of Virat Kohli Indian team manage to score 274 runs on the second day with all wickets down.
As he smashed first ton in England, Kohli raised his bat towards the pavilion, swirled around and kissed the wedding ring which hangs around his neck, dedicating the big achievement to his darling wife Anushka.
Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma stood in the Indian box, celebrated his stunning ton by clapping and smiling for her husband. Kohli then looked towards her, smiled and showed his bat again.
Indian run-machine Virat Kohli fought a lone battle for his side and scored 149 runsfrom 225 balls he faced. This innings will probably go down as one of the best the Kohli has played in whites with red ball in England.
Virat Kohli continued to go after the England bowlers to notch up 22 fours and a six during his 225-ball knock.
Virat Kohli has broken the record of former Indian skipper Mohammad Azharuddin. As skipper in England he scored 121 runs at Lords in the year 1990.
Best individual score in first innings as skipper in England:
- Virat Kohli* scored 149 runs in year 2018.
- Mohammad Azharuddin scored 121 runs in year 1990.
- Vijay Hazare scored 89 runs in year 1952.
- Ajit Wadekar scored 85 runs in year 1971.
- Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi scored 64 runs in year 1967. (148 runs in second innings at Leeds)
In year 2014, 134 runs in 10 innings, questions tightly slapped towards him and he answered them gainly, but he was wanted this innings, and when the conditions were tough he stood up and delivered.
India (Playing XI):
England (Playing XI):
Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root(c), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow(w), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson