Virat Kohli proved once again why he is one of the best batsmen going around in International cricket. Kohli became the first Indian captain to score double hundred overseas. At lunch he is batting on 200. Incidentally this is Kohli’s highest score in first class cricket. This was Kohli’s fifth century as captain, with his last ton coming against Sri Lankans on away soil. The Interesting bit is that Kohli struggled against windies in 2011 and didn’t enjoy best start as a Test batsman.
Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin have taken the complete control of the game. India is sitting pretty at 404 for 4 and the partnership is 168 runs. Ashwin has played his part and is batting on 64 and providing able support to the skipper.
Indian Test captain also scored 3000 runs in the process and took the control of the game. His game had a perfect balance of attack and defence and capitalised on loose deliveries and kept the scoreboard ticking. Kohli also scored his ninth hundred overseas and proved that his batting has come of age.
He and Shikhar Dhawan put on 105 for the third wicket at almost a run-a-minute before the opening batsman was adjudged lbw attempting a sweep at Bishoo.
His numbers against West Indies were unimpressive till now. In 2011, when Kohli last played in the West Indies, he had scores of 4, 15, 0, 27 and 30. He has an overall average of 27.88 against the Caribbeans and a poor 15.20 in the West Indies.
WI would like to see the back of Kohli because once he gets in he scores ‘daddy’ hundreds and completely dominates the opposition. Kohli more than made up for his slow start against windies and with already so much time left in the game India are in the driver’s seat and would like to win the game comprehensively.