IND vs AUS [Twitter reactions]: Virat Kohli’s comeback ton puts India on top on Day 4 of Ahmedabad Test
Indian great Virat Kohli broke a more than three-year-long century drought in Test cricket after he brought up his 28th Test ton on Day 4 of the ongoing fourth Test against Australia at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Kohli cruised his way to a 241-ball hundred and played the anchor role as the rest of Indian batting revolved around him. The former India skipper was looking well set to reach the double hundred, but he kept running out of partners and eventually fell holing out to deep midwicket for 186 runs off 364 deliveries, including 15 fours.
Kohli’s impressive knock gave India a 91-run first-innings lead against the Aussies as India were bundled out for 571 in 178.5 overs. Kohli was well supported by Axar Patel, who went on to smash 79 runs off 113 balls with the help of five fours and four maximums.
Australia have scored 3/0 at the stumps on the fourth day, trailing India by 88 runs. However, the visitors could have been one down had KS Bharat not missed the opportunity in the fifth over, bowled by Ravichandran Ashwin.
Australia 480 (Usman Khawaja 180, Cameron Green 114; Ravichandran Ashwin 6/91) and 3/0 trail India 571 (Virat Kohli 186, Shubman Gill 128, Axar Patel 79; Todd Murphy 3/113) by 88 runs.
“I am feeling good to have contributed with the bat. I’ve had the confidence to go after ones that I can hit, the talk in the 1st Test is what I’m following and I’m gaining a bit of information about my ability with the bat. I had no set role (when asked if he was told to score quickly), just wanted to make as many runs as possible, bat along with the ball not doing a lot. One you’re set, it’s easier to bat, the odd ball is turning and staying low, it’s slightly difficult when you’re new to the crease, but once you adjust, it’s still easy to bat on this wicket,” said Axar after the end of day’s play.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
Stat of the day 👌👌
In the first innings of the fourth #INDvAUS Test, #TeamIndia had a Fifty-run stand for each of the first six wickets 🤝 pic.twitter.com/Vvs6WiwTTD
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 12, 2023
To think people didn’t back @imVkohli. How silly!
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) March 12, 2023
Fiery and Unstoppable! Congratulations to the king of the chase @imVkohli on yet another century! 💯🔥 Keep leading by example and making the nation proud.#IndVsAus2023 pic.twitter.com/Hs0bBOwUYg
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) March 12, 2023
Virat Kohli was struggling with fever. pic.twitter.com/2xxoNLwICK
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) March 12, 2023
An innings marked by patience. And the wait has an inevitable end. #Kohli
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 12, 2023
The man is at it again!
This century is a testament of the confident and classy @imVkohli that we’ve always known. The discipline he maintains regardless of situations makes him a batter with 75 hundreds to his name. Keep going!#INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/54ah4n4xo8
— DK (@DineshKarthik) March 12, 2023
Yesss Virat Kohli century! 💯🎉 So happy for him. A wonderful knock. Y’all chanting ‘Kohli, Kohli, Kohli’ in the stadium, and I am too from my living room in Australia. What a player! Stand tall 👑 #INDvAUS
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) March 12, 2023
Congratulations on your 75th international 100 @imVkohli @BCCI. I wish you all the best for all the upcoming tournaments. Keep going strong. God bless.#Virat #ViratKohli #TestCentury #BCCCI #IndianCricket #100 #IndvsAus pic.twitter.com/7il25xP7tX
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) March 12, 2023
Monkey off the back! Could well be the second wind for Virat Kohli #IndvsAus
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) March 12, 2023
Iconic innings!@imVkohli 👏#ViratKohli #GOAT #75thCentury pic.twitter.com/8IYUDfTQOP
— Jhulan Goswami (@JhulanG10) March 12, 2023
Welcome back Virat Kohli. This is a test century well received in many quarters. No 28👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻.
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) March 12, 2023
Virat Kohli registers his first Test ton since 2019.#cricket #INDvAUS #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/YLf3Exar8x
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) March 12, 2023
He has broken the jinx in Ahmedabad. Pleased for Kohli.
I guess it was November 23, 2019…
— Bharath Ramaraj (@Fancricket12) March 12, 2023
This is Virat Kohli the batter. Has the power and the tools, and knows when to use what. Well played @imVkohli 👏🏽 #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/TSmEV2G2jD
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) March 12, 2023
Most International hundreds among active players:
1) Virat Kohli – 75*
2) Joe Root – 45
3) David Warner – 45
4) Rohit Sharma – 43
5) Steve Smith – 42
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 12, 2023
He gets the much much needed 100. Well played @imVkohli now can he set the game up for India? A lead of a 100 and on a 5th day wicket it could get interesting. @RevSportz #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/3fZHFFAYgO
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) March 12, 2023
7️⃣5️⃣th International hundred
2️⃣8️⃣th Test hundred
THE KING 👑#INDvAUS #ViratKohli pic.twitter.com/2K6cCgaLP4
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) March 12, 2023
Hundred No.75 for Virat Kohli. His first Test ton since November 2019
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) March 12, 2023
Test Century No. 2⃣8⃣
The joy like it was his first 💙#KingKohli
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) March 12, 2023
Now the comeback feels complete! 👑💙#ViratKohli𓃵 #INDvAUS #BorderGavaskarTrophy pic.twitter.com/LLfyF7HmIV
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) March 12, 2023
The aggression. The hunger. The relief. 💯🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/ubSKOcPcIS
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) March 12, 2023
VIRAT KOHLI. 75.🐐👑#INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/levSVFC2Il
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) March 12, 2023
Virat Kohli 🏏 well played shera @imVkohli 🔥👌
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) March 12, 2023