Virat Kohli became the first Indian captain to score a double century abroad as the visitors took firm control of the first Test against the West Indies with a solid batting display at Antigua.
Kohli (200 off 283 balls) eased to his maiden double hundred before Ashwin (113 off 253) struck his third Test ton to help India amassed 566 for eight declared, and then reduce the West Indies to 31 for one in 16 overs at the end of the second day's play.
Kohli is now tied with Mohammad Azharuddin for most centuries (5) by an Indian captain abroad.
Fans on Twitter was out in full force praising Kohli's double ton. Here is a look at some of the best tweets of the evening.
The season of Virat Kohli reaching new heights in Test Cricket has started...expecting 1500 runs in 17 Tests pic.twitter.com/EZUL3Nh6ii
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 22, 2016
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 22, 2016
Well done @imVkohli on becoming a double tonner. Triple century beckons?
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) July 22, 2016
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) July 22, 2016
While Indian journalist Rajdeep Sardesai lauded Virat Kohli and Joe Root for their masterful battling displays, cricketer Kevin Pietersen decided to ignore the ongoing England vs Pakistan series and focus solely on Kohli's craftsmanship.
Clinic by @imVkohli at the moment! The best in the game at the moment with AB! When he bats, I have to watch! 🏏
— KP (@KP24) July 22, 2016
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 22, 2016
— ICC (@ICC) July 22, 2016
No matter what the occasion, there will be people who find a way to make fun of CM Arvind Kejriwal!
Virat Kohli is now scoring centuries in overseas Test matches too!Full credit to his grit, dedication, passion & odd-even policy of Kejriwal
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) July 22, 2016
Bollywood followed up with Kohli's double ton and congratulated him on this momentous achievement.
— Rahul Bose (@RahulBose1) July 22, 2016
Another milestone @imVkohli! Well played!!!
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) July 22, 2016
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) July 22, 2016
Before this series starred @imVkohli had a batting average of 44. It should never get there again.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 22, 2016
Eat | Sleep | Score a Century | Repeat
Bow down to the champ #Kohli
— Hitesh (@hitesh_shelke) July 22, 2016
— #Virat200_fanClub (@Virat_Cricinfo) July 23, 2016
@imvkohli becomes the first Indian captain to register a double century in overseas. Congrats Champ!!
— RedÐevil (@pratyush7_97) July 23, 2016
The progression of Virat Kohli as a cricketer has been the story of the year. An overseas double hundred ensures that his test proficiency is climbing and this tweet sums up what all of Day 2 of the India vs West Indies Test match was about.
Virat Kohli brings back the fans to Test Cricket just like How Rajnikant brings back the fans for his movie...
— Dr.A.S.Maan (@Dr_Maan1989) July 23, 2016
At the end of Day 2, Mohammad Shami had taken of West Indies opener Rajendra Chandrika as West Indies ended the day on 31/1 with 16 overs gone. India are in a firm position now thanks to the batting masterclass put together by captain Kohli.
A quick slurry of wickets on Day 3, and this Test match could be as good as done. Over to the Indian bowlers now!
First Published On : Jul 23, 2016 11:30 IST