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

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.

Updated: Dec 11, 2014, 13:44 PM IST
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).