The first day of third test between India and New Zealand saw a mild start by India as they lost 2 wickets for 60 odd runs as Vijay(10) and Gambhir(29) departed early. Cheteshwar Pujara chipped in with 41 runs but not long before he also was dismissed while India was still struggling at 100-3.
Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane resurrected things through an unbeaten partnership of 167* helping India reach 267-3 at stumps. The partnership saw Kohli reaching his 13th test hundred. He crossed the double figures after 11 test innings after his double hundred against West Indies in July. As Kohli remains unbeaten at 103*, this is how the twitteratis across the world reacted:
CHAMPION KOHLI Now Has More Test Centuries Than Saurav Ganguly And MS Dhoni As India Captain.
Everybody Knows Virat Kohli Is A Champyaaan. pic.twitter.com/OlyXdaFjqS
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadejaaaa) October 8, 2016
From showing the finger to the crowd, to nonchalantly showing the finger to every bowler, CHAMPION KOHLI – You have earned our respect.
— GodsLonelyMan (@GodsLonelyMan06) October 8, 2016
If ever you do half as passionately as Kohli plays cricket, you are bound to succeed!
— ً (@flickerfonds) October 8, 2016
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) October 8, 2016
Virat Kohli maturing so fast. We saw that as capt in the last test & now this 100. Just 10 fours. It was all mind over matter. #indvsnz
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) October 8, 2016
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) October 8, 2016
13th Test hundred
11th in the first innings
4th hundred at home
3rd vs N Zealand
2nd of 2016
9th at #4
6th as capt#IndvNZ
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 8, 2016
Virat Kohli scored a century so that Rohit Sharma won't be under any sort of pressure. Kohli's love affair with Sharma's continues #indvsnz
— NIK (@Nsssd) October 8, 2016
"Virat Kohli ek run machine hai aur yeh machine aaj service hokar aayi hai." :
— GaneshRGajare (@grgajare) October 8, 2016
— HT Sports (@HTSportsNews) October 8, 2016
When @vivrichards56 caned bowling attacks around the world in the 80's, some Indian must have prayed for one of our own. Then came @imVkohli
— S. Krishnan (@krishnanism) October 8, 2016
'Discipline' is the word I'd use if I were to describe Kohli's knock in one word. Thanks for making Test cricket glamorous. ?????
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 8, 2016
— Cricket Revolt ? (@cricketrevolt) October 8, 2016
— Sunil Potdar (@sunil_21) October 8, 2016
Fewest innings taken to reach 6th Test 100 as captain for India 16 Sunil Gavaskar 26 Virat Kohli 32 Sachin Tendulkar 35 M Azharuddin #IndvNZ
— Mansoor Awan (@Awan766) October 8, 2016
Champion Kohli on a roll.
The Kiwis stare at a whitewash.
— P K T ?? (@pramodthimmaiah) October 8, 2016
— Chinmaya Biswal (@Vkchinu126) October 8, 2016
— Cricket Trolls (@MycricketTrolls) October 8, 2016