Watch: Virat Kohli blows a kiss to Anushka after 58th international hundred

first_imgVirat Kohli struck another hundred on Monday and before people could see him celebrate his 23rd century in Test cricket, the camera panned to Anushka Sharma as she brimmed with pride in the stands of Trent Bridge.As Kohli soaked up the atmosphere and raised his bat after a nervous few moments at the crease. Anushka was seen applauding his husband for another Test match century and Kohli reciprocated by blowing kisses towards her.Incidentally, Anushka was also present at Edgbaston, when Kohli scored a fighting 149 to bring India back into the Test match in the first innings.However, just before the Lord’s Test, controversy broke out over Anushka being part of a team photo along with the Indian cricketers and support staff outside the Indian High Commission in London.Following the incident, Anushka clarified that everything was done within the guidelines and no protocols were broken. She soon left England for promotional works for her new film Sui Dhaaga, which is slated to release on September 28.Also read – Trent Bridge Test: Virat Kohli follows up first innings 97 with 23rd hundredShe was spotted again in the stands on Monday as Kohli played a seamless innings. He was seven short of his century before the teams walked off for tea. As they came back, Kohli looked a completely different batsman while facing the new ball to James Anderson.Also read – India in England: Virat Kohli joins Gavaskar, Tendulkar Dravid in elite listadvertisementThe Englishman drew an edge from him, which went straight through Keanton Jennings’s hands for a boundary, leaving Anderson in sheer agony. In the very next ball, Anderson drew another edge of Kohli’s bat but it landed short of Alastair Cook, who was waiting for the ball with eyes wide open.Kohli drew a single of the very next ball and in the next over, he finally got to his century with a boundary in an unconvincing manner. Woakes bowled a ball fuller outside off and Kohli went for the drive with gentle hands but he got an outside edge through short third man and into the fence.Also read – Virat Kohli misses hundred by 3 runs but sets another record in Test cricketKohli breathed a sigh of relief and spread his hands arms up in joy as the whole stadium including his wife applauded another heroic knock from the Indian captain.But his joy was short-lived as he fell for 103 in Woakes’s very next over.Woakes bowled an inswinger on off and it tailed back in late. Kohli tried to flick but missed to get hit on the pads as he was given out lbw.Also read – 10 years of Virat Kohli in international cricket: 17675 runs, 57 hundreds Virat Kohli received a standing ovation as he left the ground after his hundred (Reuters Photo)This was was Kohli’s second hundred in England in the ongoing series and the sixth in international cricket in 2018. He scored four centuries in South Africa (three in ODIs and one in Tests) and two in England so far this year. This century was his 58th overall.Kohli also joined Virender Sehwag and Steve Smith with 23 centuries in Test cricket. Kohli now has 440 runs from three matches in the series. England’s Jonny Bairstow is a distant second with 206 runs.last_img read more