Virat's innings was invaluable as he and Sachin Tendulkar revived the innings. He then supported skipper MS Dhoni's stunning counterattack.
Mental BlockHowever, Virat fell soon after scoring a century in his second successive Test, as well as two in a row against Australia. The batsman admitted he seemed to get stuck when it came to playing a longer innings in Tests. "I was really disappointed at getting out," he said. "When you get a hundred you want to make it big, but there is a block I am facing right now," he said.
He was frustrated not to have cashed in, but didn't want to mull over it. "I want to get over that, get big runs and get that feel of getting a big century in Test cricket as well. As a batsman you want to score big, especially when you have scored a century in a tough situation. You don't want to throw it away."
Virat fell after failing to clear mid-on after hitting a tossed-up delivery. It was well-timed but he didn't get the desired elevation as Mitchell Starc took an overhead catch.