Watch: Steve Smith shows respect and admiration for Virat Kohli in a unique gesture | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: After ending 1205 days Test century drought, Virat Kohli went on to score a magnificent 186 on Day 4 of the fourth and final Test against Australia at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday.
In what would’ve been his eighth double century, Kohli fell short of 14 runs when he went for slog sweep off Todd Murphy and Marnus Labuschagne took a good catch at deep mid-wicket.

With Kohli’s dismissal Indian innings also came to an end on 571/9 as Shreyas Iyer did not come out to bat due to back pain.
The moment Kohli started walking out, Australian skipper Steve Smith went to Indian batter to congratulate him and show his respect on a wonderful knock. Murphy also did the same.

On the back of Kohli’s 75th international ton and Shubman Gill’s 128, India have taken an all important 91-run first innings lead over the visitors.


Australia safely negotiated six overs to reach 3/0 at close of play.
The touring side sent nightwatchman Matt Kuhnemann to open with Travis Head after in-form opener Usman Khawaja hurt his knee while fielding.

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