IND v SL Pink Ball Test: India lose Virat Kohli (93/4); Crowd stands silent in heartbreak

The roaring crowd soon turned silent after watching Virat Kohli miss the much anticipated 71st ton on his IPL franchise home ground.

India’s poor show with the bat after choosing to bat first in the Pink ball test seems to be haunting the team, frequently posing questions on the inability of the team to perform against the pink ball. In one of the most heartbreaking moments in the Pink ball test, Virat Kohli couldn’t convert his steady start into a 100; his 71st ton awaits the arrival. The crowd at M Chinnaswamy stood in silence after Virat was given out LBW. India lost its middle order for a meager score. Rohit, Mayank, Hanuma, and Virat couldn’t capitalize after a steady start; all of them struggling against the unpredictable spin. Virat got out for 23 runs, bringing Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant to the crease as Sri Lanka owned the session entirely.