The second Test between India and England got off to a fantastic start. After being put in to bat by Joe Root, Virat Kohli and his teammates performed admirably. After winning the toss, the English captain made the decision because he wanted the visitors to have the first day off. He was not disappointed, as the Indian openers put together a 200-run partnership.
Both KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma were outstanding, and the crowd adored them both. Despite failing to live up to the hype, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli did contribute a few runs. The latter was the better of the two, adding a 100-run partnership with Rahul, who finished the day undefeated.
Riyan Parag’s Virat Kohli-related tweet that drew a lot of fan attention
Riyan Parag tweeted about Virat Kohli’s appearance in Test cricket. The supporters were not pleased with this. As a result, they began targeting the player on the social media platform Twitter. Riyan Parag’s comments regarding Indian captain Virat Kohli enraged King Kohli’s fans.
What many of them didn’t realise was that he was contrasting the patient Kohli with the aggressive Kohli. The cricket fanbase has a knack of teasing and taunting the players. It could also be a result of IPL rivalry. The fans are what they are, and whether you like them or not, everyone wants them.
The post went viral on Twitter, with people eager to share their thoughts. Some people responded positively. The majority of fans were displeased with the player’s intrusion into the Indian captain’s affairs.
What about the game and Team India’s resounding victory?
After the opening day of the second Test, Team India holds the upper hand against England. They finished the day on 276/3 with a handful of workouts under their belt, one of which was shared. For Virat Kohli and his teammates, it was almost the ideal Test cricket day. After a long period, they dominated an international match.
Since the first Test, Team India has been extremely aggressive and effective. They were unfortunate that the weather called a halt to play when they were ahead. As a result, the players will be looking to capitalise on the head start they’ve received this time. In this five-match series, the side will try to win and grab the lead.
Buttoned up and collar down Virat kohli isn't the same vibe ya #INDvENG
— Riyan Parag (@ParagRiyan) August 12, 2021
With the visitors in command at Lords, England will be looking to react quickly and make an impression on the second day of the second Test match. It remains to be seen whether Joe Root and his team are capable of doing so. For the time being, the Indian team will be content with their current position. Virat Kohli and his team would be satisfied with nothing less than a win in this game after such a strong start. We’ll have to wait and see what happens next!!