Kohli put his woeful 2014 tour behind and proved why he is regarded as arguably the finest batsman of this generation. This was Kohli’s first Test century in England as he made the day 2 memorable for himself and the whole nation by saving a crumbling Indian batting performance and breaking Brian Lara’s record by becoming the fastest to score 7000 Test runs.
The Delhi-born talisman scored his 22nd century in the longest format of the game and saved India’s blushes.
Social Media went crazy after Kohli’s master knock as fans and celebrities started hailing his quality and talent. Here are some of the best reactions on Twitter on Kohli’s magical innings:
Namaskar @imVkohli. Aaj aapne kamal khel ka pradarshan kiya hai. Khush rahiye,jeete rahiye.— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) August 2, 2018
Just stood up in our studio and applauded. One of Kohli's best. Full of grit and patience. Proper test match batting. #Class.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 2, 2018
A masterclass from Virat Kohli, leading from the front. A display of tremendous character determination and grit #ENGIND— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 2, 2018
Virat Kohli scored more runs in this innings than his entire 2014 series and this was the first time he was dismissed for less than 150 runs after scoring a ton since 2015 and NO BAT DROPS NEEDED.#KingKohli pic.twitter.com/feJ1PDZ4kJ— Subhayan (@RoamingVolante) August 2, 2018
First Century. First of Many. Well played, Virat Kohli. Best batsman on the planet. #EngvInd— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 2, 2018
Virat Kohli being booed. You'll pay for it, Edgbaston.— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) August 2, 2018
101*Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) August 2, 2018
Virat Kohli cover drive should be insured and sponsored.— Vinay (@SemperFiUtd) August 2, 2018
Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 2, 2018
A brilliant hundred from Kohli. Scored more in this first innings than he did in 10 innings in 2014. Added 99 so far with Shami, Ishant and Yadav , who have scored 8 between them. #ENGIND pic.twitter.com/POeNkl9Oip— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 2, 2018