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Virat Kohli's Stylish Batting Against Sri Lanka Has Kevin Pietersen Floored

Cricketnext Staff |November 25, 2017, 8:25 PM IST
Virat Kohli's Stylish Batting Against Sri Lanka Has Kevin Pietersen Floored

Indian captain Virat Kohli is someone who has won a million hearts all over the world. In his most recent batting display in the second Test against Sri Lanka, Kohli hit a stylish half century and brought another reason for his fans to cheer.

The latest person to proclaim their love for Kohli’s batting is former England captain Kevin Pietersen. Pietersen took to Twitter to express his admiration for the right-hander. Pietersen tweeted, “Virat bats, I watch.”

Skipper Kohli came into bat after the fall of the second wicket and joined Cheteshwar Pujara in the middle and the duo stretched India's lead further. The skipper brought his Eden Gardens form to Nagpur, and started dealing in boundaries right from the word go.

Pujara and Kohli kept the scoreboard ticking with some excellent batting display to increase India's continued to increase their lead at rapid pace. Kohli notched up his 15th Test fifty off 66 deliveries, remained unbeaten on 54 with six boundaries to his name as the hosts ended the second day at 312/2 to take a commanding lead in the first innings.

He is likely to keep up the pace of scoring on the third day of the Test match as well as India aim for a big first innings lead over Sri Lanka.

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