IND Vs SA, 2nd Test
When Virat Kohli gets going, it's almost impossible to stop him. During the second day's play of second Test match against South Africa at Pune, the Indian skipper notched up his 26th hundred, replete with delightful shots.
But the stand-out shot was his century reaching straight drive, off the fourth ball of the 109th over, bowled by Vernon Philander. Kohli, anticipating the length and line of the delivery, leaned forward and presented a straightest of bats, then a gentle connection was all that he needed. The replays showed the full face of the bat as the ball drove through the bowler. A sheer visual delight for any cricket fan.
Relive it here, courtesy BCCI:
That delectable Virat Kohli straight drive https://t.co/5AxLjsmiDF#BCCI— gujjubhai (@gujjubhai17) October 11, 2019
And a collection of Kohli's straight drives is here:
A collection of straight drives courtesy Virat Kohli https://t.co/jKkMtiQQUH#BCCI— gujjubhai (@gujjubhai17) October 11, 2019
When Virat Kohli hits straight drive for a four..— VinayðÂÂÂ (@CRICKETDUDE_) October 11, 2019
Gets his first test century of the year with a gorgeous straight drive! 100 number 26 for Virat Kohli! Well played champ! #INDvsSA#Kohli— Mustafa Ismail (@MustiMachine) October 11, 2019
Straight Drive— ARJUN (@RealArjunVarma) October 11, 2019
King Kohli ðÂÂªðÂÂªðÂÂª#INDvsSA
What a sublime straight drive to bring up his 26th century in Tests; beautiful and effortless. He's the best in the world for a reason. ðÂÂÂ Congratulations, Virat Kohli. #INDvsSA#ViratKohli#KingKohli— Akshay Kumar G (@AkshayShakira) October 11, 2019
Kohli straight drive mode > Dark mode > Any mode— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) October 11, 2019
Straight drive i seen only two players one Sachin second the king Kohli— Chris viratðÂÂ®ðÂÂ³ (@chris_virat) October 11, 2019
#IndvSA Bring out the dictionary and search for words.. You won’t find any to describe Kohli as no.1..— Anurag Sinha (@anuragsinha1992) October 11, 2019
Words go less. What a fantastic straight drive for FOUR! to reach his 26th Test 100.
Sensational! Another Hundred just like morning breakfast.#IndvsSA#ViratKohli@imVkohlipic.twitter.com/y3KG2cKuMq
India dominated the Proteas with some sublime batting performances from opener Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane.
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