Virat Kohli's majestic 243 in front of his home crowd at Feroz Shah Kotla was hailed by everyone as he became the first batsman to score 6 double tons as captain. He has scored all of them in a period of less than 17 months which speaks volumes about his consistency at converting his starts into big scores.
Kohli was hardly troubled by the Sri Lankan bowlers during his 20th Test century, as he marched towards the mark which has been breached only by Virender Sehwag and Karun Nair for India - a triple ton in Test cricket. However, post lunch Sri Lanka suddenly seemed to find the air quality of Delhi too unhealthy as there were multiple stoppages.
The conditions weren't entirely different from the first day and it was a surprise to many when Sri Lankan players walked out wearing masks. Kohli was quite frustated and threw his bat away in anger once. He also mocked the Sri Lankans by dropping down to the ground hinting at a short afternoon nap before the umpires asked for play to be resumed.
Kohli lost his concentration and was dismissed for 243 as India declared at 536/7 when Sri Lanka were left with 10 fielders on the field.
The sight of Virat Kohli lying flat on the ground became a popular meme on Twitter as many folks came up with hilarious captions.
Here is a collection of tweets for you:
Relatives : Pure din kya karte ho ??— 18ðŸ (@Crichipster) December 3, 2017
Me : pic.twitter.com/bSNzS4NqXL
The floor is century! pic.twitter.com/LEZlkjTwka— Silly Point ðŸ (@FarziCricketer) December 3, 2017
When you’re tired of playing against Sri Lanka all the time.. pic.twitter.com/bKaFXDHCRg— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) December 3, 2017
* Warriors found peace in their mother's arms * pic.twitter.com/zcZWDE46X5— Hunà¤Ÿâ‚¹â‚¹â™‚ (@nickhunterr) December 3, 2017
Virat Kohli when Anushka Sharma says bas 5 min mein ready ho ke aati hoon. pic.twitter.com/MfxflnCetC— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) December 3, 2017