‘Test cricket at its best’ – Tributes pour in for Virat Kohli after sublime 149

Virat Kohli’s stroke-filled 149 out of a first-innings total of 274 has kept India in with a chance of at least drawing the first Test at Edgbaston, and has drawn plenty of praise from former and current cricketers.

On a day in which no other Indian batsman crossed 26, Kohli’s 149 played a massive role in India coming to within 13 runs of England’s first-innings 287. Tellingly, Kohli added 92 runs with India’s Nos 9, 10 and 11 to take the score from 182/8 to 274.

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Read what the cricketing fraternity tweeted after Kohli’s 22nd Test century.