Virat Kohli | Virat Kohli restrained himself and played the best innings: Fielding coach Dileep

PORT OF SPAIN: India’s fielding coach T Dilip said Virat Kohli set a fine example of restraining his aggression as he scored his 29th Test century in the second Test against the West Indies. Kohli played an innings of 121 runs on Friday, which is his first Test century on foreign soil in the last 5 years. Due to his innings, India scored 438 runs in the first innings. Kohli equaled Sir Don Bradman’s tally of 29 Test centuries during this period. Read this too Dileep said at the press conference after the end of the second day’s play, “The best thing was that it was his 500th match. It was a special occasion and he carried on with his form from the previous match. If you look at his innings, he controlled his aggression like he did in the first Test match. He said, “Kohli paced his innings very well and showed the necessary patience on this wicket. There were occasions when the West Indies bowlers bowled well and they gave full respect to these balls. Overall, the way he progressed his innings was brilliant. Regarding Kohli’s fitness, Dileep said, “When it comes to fitness, he is the first person to reach there. He is a brilliant fielder and the credit goes to his disciplined lifestyle. For India, Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin scored half-centuries, which Dileep termed as a very good sign for the team. He said, “When it comes to Ashwin and Jadeja, everyone knows about their bowling performance. But in recent times especially Jadeja has improved a lot in his batting so that he is batting at number six. This is a very good sign for India.” Dilip said, “Ashwin also works with patience while batting. The presence of these two strengthens the batting of the team. (agency)

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