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Virat Kohli slams 15th Test century: Twitter hails India's 'batting masterclass'

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New Delhi, Dec 10: India skipper Virat Kohli converted yet another half century into an incredible Test hundred during the third day of the fourth match against England here on Saturday.

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28-year-old Kohli slammed career's 15th Test hundred in the 52nd Test match to surpass former India skipper Gundappa Vishwanath's 14 Test century record.

Virat Kohli slams 15th Test century: Twitter hails India's 'batting masterclass'

Kohli - the run machine - and captain charismatic also brought up eighth Test ton as Indian skipper to surpass Sachin Tendulkar, who slammed 7 hundreds as captain.

Earlier in the day, the aggressive right-handed batter completed 4,000 career Test runs, 1,000 of which coming in 2016.

(Virat Kohli completes 4000 Test runs; 1000 runs in 2016)

He required 89 innings and 52 Tests to reach the landmark, becoming the sixth fastest Indian to achieve it. Virender Sehwag is the fastest Indian to cross the mark at 79 innings.

He reached the mark when he got to 41 runs during his first innings knock. He was unbeaten on 44 at lunch on the third day, propelling India to 247/2 at lunch in response to England's 400.

The 28-year-old also registered 1,000 Test runs in the year in just 11 matches, becoming the third Test skipper after Sachin Tendulkar (1997) and Rahul Dravid (2006) to to do so.

Here is how Twitterati hailed Kohli's batting masterclass:

Sanjay Manjrekar

Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar hailed Kohli's batting masterclass.

Stats speak volumes about Kohli

This is how Virat Kohli performed in 2016.

Harsha Bhogle

Veteran commentator hailed Kohli's batting masterclass.

Aakash Chopra

Former India batsman Aakash Chopra hailed Kohli's batting masterclass.

Aakash Chopra calls Kohli best batsman of the generation

Former India batsman Aakash Chopra hailed Kohli's batting masterclass.

Alan Wilkins

Sports commentator Alan Wilkins lauded Kohli.

Cricket fan hails Kohli

Cricket enthusiast hails Virat Kohli's performance.

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Story first published: Saturday, December 10, 2016, 16:25 [IST]
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