Former Indian cricketer and team director Ravi Shastri on Sunday termed Virat Kohli’s 235 runs knock against England in the fourth Test match at the Wankhede as his ‘best Test innings’ so far.
“Virat Kohli played a superb captain’s knock. His timings, patience and shot selections all were superb. One of his best knocks so far in Tests,” Shastri said in India TV’s show Cricket Ki Baat today.
Skipper Virat Kohli slammed his third double century of the year as India tightened their grip on the fourth cricket Test against England.
Kohli earlier this year scored 200 against the West Indies and 211 against New Zealand. He became the fifth man to post three double centuries in a year, joining Austraian legends Donald Bradman (1930), Ricky Ponting (2003), Michael Clarke (2012) and New Zealand great Brendon McCullum (2014).
He also topped 2,500 runs across all formats in a year -- in 2016, only the 11th player to do so, and the first man to score a double century in three consecutive series.
Further, on being asked about Jayant Yadav’s historical performance, Shastri said: “Jayant has an immense talent. He will be an asset for Team India.”
Jayant batted with control and authority on Sunday -- completing a century and figuring in an eighth-wicket stand of 241 runs alongside India skipper Virat Kohli -- to help the hosts amass a massive total of 631 runs in their first innings and take control of the fourth Test.
The 26-year-old scored 104 runs with 15 boundaries before being stumped off England spinner Adil Rashid's bowling while attempting another big shot.
Meanwhile, England were 182/6 in their second innings, trailing India by 49 runs at stumps on day four of the fourth Test.