3rd Test Australia vs India Melbourne: India captain Virat Kohli seems to have become an unstoppable run-machine for India. Kohli showed his class again as he piled on the agony for hosts Australia in the second day of the ongoing Melbourne Test. But a shot that caught the notice of ace commentator Harsha Bhogle was when Kohli on-drove Josh Hazlewood on the leg side for a boundary, his records and hunger to score makes him the batsman of the generation. Harsha said he has been asked many times about who is better, he said that is something time will tell but the way he drove Hazlewood sure had shades of Tendulkar written all over it. Bhogle’s tweet read, “We keep asking if Kohli is the next Tendulkar. Time will tell but that on-drive off Hazlewood was all Tendulkar.”
There was a high elbow, and his head was on top of the ball, something Sachin did all his cricketing career, hence the assessment is not all that wrong.
Here is the shot by Kohli:
Kohli is on 68 and is lookiall setset for his 27th Test century. Meanwhile, at the other end, Cheteshwar Pujara brought up his second Test century of the series and is currently the highest run-getter in the series with over 300 runs already.
The two have also stitched a 150-run stand and are looking good for more. India is in the driver’s seat in the third Test and is making the most of the good batting strip.