He came, he saw and he conquered. Whatever be the format, there is no stopping India skipper Virat Kohli. On Saturday, Kohli became the first Indian batsman to score a century in Pink-Ball Tests.
All talk of seam and swing took a backseat as Kohli used the drive, flick, cut and pull to great effect during his knock of 136 on day two in the second Test and former India coach Anshuman Gaekwad had no hesitation in terming him a genius.
Gaekwad said that coming back from a break – Kohli skipped the T20 series against Bangladesh – and scoring like this is the true mark of a genius, something he saw in Sachin Tendulkar over the years. In fact, Tendulkar was his captain when Gaekwad was coach and having watched the pink ball Test live at the Eden Gardens, the former India batsman was full of praise.