1st Test Adelaide: This gesture by India captain Virat Kohli is bound to add to his fans across the world and not just in Australia. While trying to play a big hoick towards the leg side, the Indian captain smashed the ball into Aaron Finch’s throat region. Finch was in extreme agony and Kohli realised that immediately, he stopped Lyon midway from bowling the next delivery to attend the burly Australian opener. Kohli waited for a few seconds to give Finch some extra seconds to recover. The incident took place in the 34th over of the second innings on day 3 of the opening Test between Australia and India in Adelaide.Also Read - Babar Azam Equals Virat Kohli's T20I RECORD, Becomes Joint Fastest Player to Score 3000 Runs
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Kohli has taken his time after he failed in the first innings looking a little aggressive. Kohli seems to be building an invaluable partnership with Pujara, who is also standing tall like a wall, carrying his form from the first innings.
Meanwhile, Kohli added another feather to his illustrious cap by becoming the fastest Indian to score 1000 Test runs in Australia. Kohli breached the 1000-run barrier in the 1st Test between India and Australia at the iconic Adelaide. He also became the fourth Indian to reach the milestone. The other three who are there in the elite list are Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman. Kohli took a mere 18 Test innings to reach the landmark, his average of 58 also speaks volumes about his dominance in Down Under. Kohli also has five Test centuries against his name in Australia, just behind Tendulkar who has seven.
At the time of filing the copy, India had earned ascendancy in the Adelaide Test with a lead of 162 runs with eight wickets in hand. Both Pujara and Kohli look well settled and good to go for more.