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‘Rajnikanth took sick leave to watch Kohli bat’: Twitter lauds Virat’s 200

Kohli took 375 minutes to score 200 in 283 balls, sending the ball beyond the rope 24 times. Here’s how Twitter lauded the feat.

cricket Updated: Jul 23, 2016 11:14 IST
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Virat Kohli

Kohli took 375 minutes to score 200 in 283 balls, sending the ball beyond the rope 24 times. (AP)

“Is there anything Kohli cannot do?”, asked one after the Indian skipper hit his maiden first-class double-ton, against the West Indies in Antigua on Friday.

The Indian scoreboard stopped ticking when Kohli declared the innings at 566/8 , a mountain the Caribbean team had to ascend as they came to the centre to play the 16 overs remaining on Day 2 of the first Test.

Kohli took 375 minutes to score 200 in 283 balls, sending the ball beyond the rope 24 times. As the man was bowled out by Shannon Gabriel, the crowd stood up to applaud his feat, which was first by an Indian skipper overseas.

“GRATEFUL”, Kohli signed off as he walked out of the park at the end of the day.

As usual, Twitter celebrated Kohli’s feat in its own quirky, witty fashion.

July 22 was anyway a festival in India, for it was the release day of a Rajinikanth movie.

India’s power-packed former opener Virender Sehwag summed up the day in this tweet:

Someone brought up Kohli’s Delhi connection like this:

With Kabali, the demigod Rajinikanth reincarnated in cinema halls across the country.

One asked, “If God is everywhere, where was Superstar Rajini?”. And this one answered:

How can Kohli play every innings with so much energy, make cricket look so much easy? Well, the champ had given his answer even before stepping on to the pitch:

Hmmm.. Now we know. Great going Kohli. Keep up the punch.

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