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India vs Australia: Former cricketers hail Virat Kohli's stupendous ton in 1st Test

New Delhi: All eyes were on Virat Kohli as he went out in the middle to play his first innings as an Indian Test captain. The right-hander suffered a huge blow on the helmet first ball, but it didn't hamper his confidence as he went on to slam a superb century on Day 3 of the Adelaide Test.

Kohli, who was dismissed on 115 by Johnson, received praises from several former cricketers on social micro-blogging site Twitter.

 

Considering his poor form earlier this year in the five-match Test series against England, the Australian speedsters were expected to cause trouble for him outside the off-stump. But the 26-year-old negotiated the swing and the bounce reasonably well and got his team into a comfortable position.

Kohli's magnificent knock was also hailed by overseas players.

 

With a captain's knock, Kohli became the third Indian to score a century in debut innings as Test captain after Vijay Hazare (1951) and Sunil Gavaskar (1976). 

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