Harbhajan Singh jokingly advises West Indies bowlers on the only way to stop Virat Kohli
West Indies’ pace attack has fallen considerably in recent years, but they have rarely ever looked as toothless as when faced with Indian captain Virat Kohli, who is himself currently edging ahead of all other batsmen in the world. In the Antigua Test, Kohli raced to his maiden double ton, playing shots at will, never looking troubled in the slightest till he played the second ball of a new session down onto his stumps.
Kohli’s 200 was the highlight of the Test and left everybody entertained. Harbhajan Singh, who is still Kohli's India teammate in the shorter formats, had a solution to offer to the West Indies bowlers. On the evidence of the ease with which Kohli got to 200 in the 1st Test, deeper pummelings await in the matches that follow. Harbhajan's advice was in jest, but it might really be the only escape for the host team.
After Kohli’s double century floored the West Indies, fast bowlers Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav took four wickets each to ensure they never got off the mat. With two days to go, West Indies are chasing a mountain of 302 runs in the second innings, having lost one wicket already in following on. Kraigg Brathwaite, the only top order batsman who offered a fight in the 1st innings, has already been dismissed twice on the third day.