The Indian cricket team’s official global supporters’ group, The Bharat Army, has come up with a befitting reply to its compatriot Barmy Army’s dig at Virat Kohli. The group from England took aim at the India captain and his wait for a 71st century as Kohli missed out on an opportunity to break his century drought when he was dismissed on 79 during the Cape Town Test against South Africa.
With Kohli falling 21 runs short, a lot of people showed their disappointment, calling it a heartbreak. However, Barmy Army took it a bit too far with their tweet. The tweet said, “71” followed by an hourglass emoji.
Bharat Army replied to the tweet in less than 24 hours, sharing a meme on an individual post of their own. In their tweet, Bharat Army highlighted England’s woes against Australia in the ongoing Ashes series, where Joe Root’s team is struggling and trailing 0-3.
England were drubbed 0-3 in the first three matches, with Australia winning in Gabba, MCG and Adelaide to retain the Ashes urn. The equation could have been 4-0 in favour of Australia but England held on to a thrilling draw with their last-wicket pair of James Anderson and Stuart Broad playing out the overs.
Indian Test captain Virat Kohli showed his class on the opening day of the third Test against South Africa. Many are hailing his 79 against South Africa in the first innings of the Cape Town Test as among his best knock in last two years.
Kohli took his time to settle in and completed the fifty in 157 balls, his second slowest half-century in Test cricket.
India bundled out for 223 and Proteas have scored 17 runs after losing their captain still stumps on Day 1.
Kohli’s crafty innings was the only high point for India on Day 1. His 79 also helped him go past India head coach Rahul Dravid’s record.
Dravid has scored 624 runs South Africa and was the second highest run-getter in this country for India. Kohli was 14 runs shy of breaking this record when he came out to bat and surpassed Dravid easily with his 79.
Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar is at the top of the list with 1161 runs from 15 Tests.
India have never won an away test series against South Africa, but they will certainly back themselves to win the third and final test, starting from 11 January in Cape Town.