India’s batting sensation, Virat Kohli was absolutely phenomenal in India’s tour to Australia last summer. He dominated the team who has ruled the cricket world for quite a few years.
While chasing Australia’s mammoth first innings score of 530 in the 3rd Test, India lost three wickets when they were trailing by 400 runs. It was then Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane took the responsibility and took India to a respectable score.
They struck a huge partnership of 262 runs to help India get close to the Baggy Greens’ total and eventually draw their first away Test against Australia in 7 Tests.
Virat Kohli played fire with fire in the innings. He was tested by Aussie bowlers and fielders around especially by Mitchell Johnson both verbally and with the bowl, but Virat accepted the challenge and his bat did the talking.
Virat Kohli has hit 18 fours against the likes of Mitchell Johnson and Ryan Harris and notched up his highest Test score so far (169).
The 26-year-old fired up boy tore into Johnson’s tactics of bouncing him and initiated a stunning assault on the left-arm pacer, thrashing him to the fence each time he bowled short.
The were some heated moments on Day 3 when Johnson hit Virat Kohli with a follow-through throw while trying to run-out the Indian. Kohli then exchanged words with the pacer and lost his composure to offer two chances, but Australia missed both.