In a heartwarming video West Indies wicketkeeper Joshua Da Silva’s mother was seen hugging Indian batter Virat Kohli and later broke down into tears after meeting the superstar.
“Take a picture,” she told his son Joshua Da Silva.
“You’re wonderful, you have a beautiful wife,” she told Kohli.
“I told Joshua that I was coming to this game just to see Virat Kohli and not him because I see him every day. That was the first time I met Virat Kohli and he was wonderful as he is – a beautiful, blessed human being. He is so talented and I hope my son emulates him,” she said in a video shared by journalist Vimal Kumar.
“Kohli is one of the best batsmen in our lifetime. So it is an honour for me to meet him and my son to be on the same field as him.”
On day one, stump mic caught Silva telling Kohli his mother is coming to watch the latter. “My mom called me and told me she’s coming to watch the match for Virat Kohli, I couldn’t believe it.”
Before the end of play on Day 1, Kohli had a rather intriguing chat with De Silva.
The West Indies keeper asked Kohli to “get to his 100 quickly.”
Virat responded: “You’re obsessed with my milestones?”
Da Silva said: “I know I am, I want you to get your 100.”
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Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja both managed to sail past the milestones they were close to at the end of Day 1. Jadeja scored his 19th Test half century before which Kohli scored his 29th century.
Their partnership was worth 159 runs when Kohli was run out on 121 off 206 balls. India continued their dominance even after Jadeja was later dismissed on 61 off 152 with Ravichandran Ashwin coming in and continuing on his fantastic batting record against the West Indies.
Ashwin was the last man to fall, scoring 56 off 78 and his wicket also signaled the end of the second session as well the Indian innings. The visitors were all out for 438. Captain Kraigg Brathwaite and Tagenarine Chanderpaul then got the West Indies off to an attritional start, ensuring that they don’t lose a wicket for much of the session.
But the latter ended up falling to Ravindra Jadeja after which debutant Kirk McKenzie made a fluent start to his innings. The West Indies ended the day on 86/1, trailing India by 352 runs.