New Delhi: India lost the first Test match at Adelaide on Saturday but it was skipper Virat Kohli who stole the limelight and made a stellar 141 to keep his side in the hunt against Australia.
Kohli impressed all with his leadership qualities and batting responsibility after the star batsman struck two successive tons. Kohli stated after the match that the intention was positive and he always wanted to go in for a win.
Nathan Lyon starred in the match with a 12-wicket haul.
Some former cricketers and celebrities took to social micro-blogging site, Twitter to applaud Kohli.
'I'm pretty one dimensional. I always told the boys to go for a win.' Fantastic words, @imVkohli
— Rahul Bose (@RahulBose1) December 13, 2014
— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) December 13, 2014
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) December 13, 2014
Good show by Virat Kohli though we lost the test match he is emerging as good leader
— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) December 13, 2014
Interested to know.... Would my Indian followers now prefer @imVkohli as Test Captain... RT if yes .... FAV if no..
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) December 13, 2014
Test cricket at its best. Congrats Aus. Also pleased to see the positive approach of Ind. They were always looking to win. #AUSvIND
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 13, 2014
I am as impressed with the evolution of @imVkohli the person as I am with Kohli the cricketer. Often the two go together.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 13, 2014