Virat Kohli is turning to be Indian cricket’s new milestone man.
With almost every innings, he is improving his personal records.
During his sweetly hit half-century in the second inning of the opening Test at the Galle International Stadium on Friday July 28,2017, he completed 1000 runs in Tests as captain outside India
It is a record he will be most proud of, and that is mainly on two counts.
First, it’s how well you play away from home that determines your rating as a batsman. It also shows he is thriving in the responsibility of leadership than feel burdened by it.
The knock was also important for Kohli because he was one of the two top-order batsmen to miss out in the first innings.
After getting Kohli out to a bouncer in the first innings, Sri Lanka pace bowler Nuwan Pradeep had spoken about targeting Kohli with the short ball. Surprisingly, they hardly tested the Indian captain with the short stuff in the second essay.
One reason could be that the first innings effort had taken a toll on the Sri Lankan pace bowlers.
As a result, the battle everyone was waiting for didn’t materialise. Kohli was at his fluent best, his feet were moving well, and be it the forward stretch or the backfoot punch, the ball was hitting the sweet spot.