Wait Is Over; Virat Kohli’s Breathtaking 186* Runs2 min read
The wait is over; after 1205 days, India’s star Virat Kohli finally hitched a century in the Test match on Sunday. Kohli hit a 186-run knockout and was named “Player of the match” after the game ended in a draw. Finally, India won the series 2-1 and qualified for the World Test Championship (WTC) finals. It all happened Monday after New Zealand defeated Sri Lanka in the first Test at the Hagley Oval In Christchurch. Kohli’s lean patch during the bat raised some questions about his place in the team. At the conclusion of the match, Kohli opened up on his knock, saying that he was trying to “justify” his place in the team.
“To be honest, the expectations I have from myself as a player are more important to me. I felt I was batting well from the first innings at Nagpur. We focused on batting for a long. I did that to an extent but not to the capability that I have done in the past. I Was a little disappointed about that. Relief from the point of view that I could play the way I wanted to play. I was happy with my defense. Now I am not in a space where I will go out and prove someone wrong. I also need to justify why I am on the field,” Kohli said at the presentation ceremony.
On a 163-run stand with Axar Patel, Kohli said that the pair decided to take their time in the middle as they were a player short in the batting department due to Shreyas Iyer’s injury. “When I was 60, not out, we decided to play positively. But we lost Shreyas to injury and were a batter short. So, we decided to playtime. They were good with the ball and placed some good fields. We got a bit of a lead and gave ourselves some chance,” he added.
Visit us at: thespeednews.com