Former India skipper Virat Kohli was seen enjoying himself on the sidelines during the first Test between India and the West Indies. On Day Three, India amassed 421/5 declared after starting the day on 320-odd for two. Yashavi Jaiswal, who scored his maiden Test century on Day Two, scored 171 runs. On the other hand, Kohli scored 76 and missed out on his overseas Test in 2018.
His last overseas Test hundred came in Australia in 2018-19. Since then, the right-hander is yet to score an overseas hundred. Meanwhile, the team managed to bowl out West Indies for 130, winning the game by an innings and 141 runs.
“Shubman Gill will take Virat Kohli’s place in the India side once Virat retires,” Chopra said, as being quoted by Sports Tiger.
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Me after scoring 100 in physical education theory exam
— Rachhit (@velllaDeveloper) July 14, 2023
Jhalak Dikhla Ja contender
— DG 🇮🇳 (@dhavalgandhi007) July 15, 2023
king shifting to a different fab 4 pic.twitter.com/9SoJtuZXb6
— Neeche Se Topper (@NeecheSeTopper) July 14, 2023
— tea_addict 🇮🇳 (@on_drive23) July 14, 2023
If dancing make cricket great then send Remo there to represent India 👍🏻
— Vaibhav Hatwal ◟̽◞̽ 🤧 (@vaibhav_hatwal) July 14, 2023
I may be wrong. But I feel Virat s fire within him especially while playing as captain in test cricket is not there anymore. He has become more subdued and I feel that is reflecting in his batting. He has been scoring 50s n 70s, but that fire to go a notch above is missing.
— Dr Saikarthik PhD, MRSB, FIBMS (@saikarthik86) July 15, 2023
King Kohli : The Saviour of Test cricket. pic.twitter.com/6JYV7qlPv3
— DK (@CricCrazyDK) July 14, 2023
3 drop catches 3 life's + 16 misfields and still couldn't get a hundred 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/HyUK6m4bid
— 🇦🇺 (@Cricket_fan0123) July 14, 2023
— Haider ali (@haiderali9986) July 14, 2023
The fact that he is enjoying the game literally shows that he is in a great space as he himself has mentioned in recent interviews. Just a matter of time before he gets that elusive away test ton.
— Chetan Bhat (@chetdb) July 15, 2023
Blud thinks he has 75 centuries 🤣🤣🤣🤣
— 🙁 (@gheyforrohit) July 14, 2023
Virat Kohli will play in Tests and ODI series
Meanwhile, the former India skipper will play the second and last Test and the three-match ODI series. After the ODI games, both Kohli and skipper Rohit Sharma will leave for home. The T20I team will be led by Hardik Pandya with Suryakumar Yadav being his deputy.
India’s Test squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), KS Bharat (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, Navdeep Saini.
India’s ODI squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Surya Kumar Yadav, Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik, Mukesh Kumar.
India’s T20I squad: Ishan Kishan (wk), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Surya Kumar Yadav (VC), Sanju Samson (wk), Hardik Pandya (C), Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar.