In the first Test match between India and Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens, the hosts were halted at a meager first-innings score of 172, in reply to which the Lankans had scored 294 runs by the end of their innings, gaining a healthy lead of 122 runs. However, one particular incident attracted a lot of attention.
However, some splendid bowling by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami and a fine second-innings hundred skipper Virat Kohli pushed Sri Lanka on the back foot. India fought back valiantly after their collapse on the first day. India fought back valiantly after their collapse on the first day.
At the end, the match ended in a draw as the umpires deemed the light to be poor and the play was stopped. However, one moment grabbed the eyeballs of the crowd in the stadium and the viewers. It was the celebration of the Indian skipper Virat Kohli on his 50th International century. From easy and cautious innings, he made it a dash and completed a stunning hundred.
Kohli got to his 18th Test hundred with a flat and powerful six over extra cover. And he let out a big roar, going down on his knees to celebrate the moment much like former England batsman Kevin Pietersen. He went on to celebrate his century in a modest manner before breaking into a loud scream and punching the air.
But the highlight of the match was the fancy sign language conversation between skipper Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri. This sign language exchange has got everyone guessing as to what were they conveying to each other. The video was posted by the official handle of the BCCI and this sign language message is hard to decode. Maybe we got to call the RAW to decode this!
Watch The Video Here:
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 20, 2017
With this 18th Test hundred to his name, Kohli has now gone ahead of Dilip Vengsarkar (17) but is still behind Mohammed Azharuddin (22), Virender Sehwag (23), Sunil Gavaskar (34), Rahul Dravid (36) and Tendulkar (51).
The Indian skipper also joined South African great Hashim Amla as the fastest to 50 centuries in International cricket in 348 innings. The second in the list is Sachin Tendulkar (376 innings), who is followed by Ricky Ponting (420) and Brian Lara (465).
So, have you decoded the sign language between Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri? Share them with us in the comments section below.