Virat Kohli single-handedly battled the England bowlers in difficult batting conditions at Edgbaston on Day 2 of the opening Test on Thursday. The Indian skipper scored his 22nd Test hundred, his first in England as India reduced the deficit to just 13 runs.
England were threatening to take control of the 1st Test with India struggling at 182 for eight. But a batting masterclass from Kohli thwarted the English and got the visitors right back into the contest.
Kohli survived two dropped catches by Dawid Malan to score a sublime 149 and lift India to 274.
After reaching his century, Kohli reached under his shirt and kissed the ring he had attached to a chain. The Indian skipper then gave a flying kiss to his wife Anushka Sharma, who was watching from the stands in Birmingham.