Indian Commentator Aakash Chopra has praised Virat Kohli for hitting a century with a copybook stroke in the second test between Team India and West Indies. Virat Kohli scored 121 runs in 206 balls as India were all out for 438 runs in their first innings at Port of Spain in Trinidad on Friday, 21,2023. West Indies ended their second day at 86/1, trailing the tourists by 352 runs with nine wickets remaining in their first innings.
Chopra heaped praise on Virat Kohli;
“If we talk about this knock, what all is praiseworthy? One thing is discipline. There are many facets to discipline. One is in the cricket he plays. You could see that at the start of the second day’s play as well,” he said.
“The second new ball had come and he was leaving deliveries outside the off-stump, playing close to the body. He didn’t try to play any airy-fairy shots and didn’t step out to hit the spinners. He played just one sweep and that too because the ball was extremely ordinary. Other than that, he played almost copybook cricket,” the former Indian opener added.
Aakash Chopra also praised Virat Kohli for hitting 121-run innings and he expressed his surprise at Virat Kohli’s run out, saying it was the only way he could have been dismissed.
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“He is Just Going from Strength to Strength” – Aakash Chopra On Virat Kohli’s Performance.
Chopra said that Virat Kohli has ended his nearly five-year wait for an overseas Tewst century.
“Virat Kohli has scored a century. It was a long-term drought, especially away from home, and he has ended it now. He is just going from strength to strength if you see his career graph from August to September 2022 till date, the graph has been extremely different. He has scored runs consistently.”
He also highlighted that the former Indian Captain had been scoring a century against Afghanistan in last year’s Asia Cup.
“He scored runs against Australia in the last Test match at home, before that the pitches were extremely difficult. Other than that, if you see any format – two centuries in the IPL, a century against Afghanistan in T20Is, centuries in ODIs and two centuries in Test matches.“
Aakash Chopra believes that Virat Kohli is back in form after three years of decline. Chopra also said that things are now brighter and more shinier.