Virat Kohli earlier said that he did not have anything to prove in any country. But he proved himself again with his 97 not out on the second day of Edgbaston test. Earlier on the second day of the match England was all-out for 287 runs and Indians began to bat and lost three wickets with a lower score. Virat Kohli stood to rebuild the innings and he once again made attempts of James Anderson futile.
The first test match between India and England was beautiful with performances of Joe Root, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Mohammed Shami on the first day and the second day is Kohli’s day. James Anderson bowled 10 overs in the first session, five overs after the break, and later seven overs but could not pick the wicket of Kohli. On the other hand, Kohli scored 91 runs with the support of Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami and ruled out the saying that Indian batsmen could not play the swingy deliveries and on the bouncy pitches.
Kohli was earlier trolled for selecting the messy batting line up and dropping Cheteshwar Pujara from the team for the first test match. Kohli was dropped thrice by David Malan and Jos Buttler at the score of 0 and 21. He is one of the world-class batsmen and undoubtedly the best in the current situation. In this context, Sanjay Bangar said that “Virat is flexible about his batting approach. Most of the batsmen are not so flexible about their technique or approach, but Virat is different in that respect,”
After the lunch, Kohli played very stubborn against James Anderson. Ben Stokes tried to trouble Kohli with a technique like Michael Holding but could not pick his wicket. Many were doubted about Kohli’s performance after the dismissal of Ravichandran Ashwin. But with the support of Shami, Kohli managed to rebuild the innings. Ishant Sharma was declared out in the spell of Sam Curran but Kohli persuaded him to ask for DRS review and later, the Indian captain slammed Sam Curran with more arrogance to slam 97 runs.