XtraTime Web Desk: Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli was the lone warrior for his side in the first Test against England at the Edgbaston where the visitors faced a 31-run loss. Virat played a magical knock of 149 runs in the first innings which was followed by a 51-run knock in the second innings. Though the Men in Blue lost the first Test but Virat’s valiant effort was lauded by everyone across the world. Former India cricketer VVS Laxman also explained the difference between Kohli and other batsmen. Laxman’s comment came during a chat session with his fans on Twitter.
During the chat session, a fan asked Laxman the difference between Kohli and other batsmen.
To this Laxman said: “The mental strength to execute his game plan and control his instincts. Also his conversion rate.”
Kohli scored 54 percent of India’s total in the first innings of the Edgbaston Test.
Kohli scored 149 runs off 225 balls in the first innings, while the rest of the batsmen scored a total of 125 runs off 235 balls.
In the second innings, Kohli scored a fighting 51 off 93 balls, while rest of the team scored a total of 111 runs off 233 balls.
The Indian skipper recently became the only Indian batsman after Sachin Tendulkar to sit atop the ICC Test rankings for batsmen.