India opener Mayank Agarwal scored a flamboyant double-century against Bangladesh on the second day of first test at Holkar Stadium, Indore.
Mayank Agarwal led India's charge in the batting after the fall of Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli in the morning session. India continued to dominate Bangladesh as Agarwal alongside India's vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane forged a 190-run partnership for the 4th wicket , but the latter departed for 86.
However, Mayank did not stop firing and raced to 150 in 234 balls and lifted his bat towards the dressing room, where skipper Virat Kohli showed him two fingers indicating the batsman to reach double-figures.
28-year-old Agarwal accepted the challenge and took 69 balls more to achieve his second double-ton.
Once again the batsman raised his bat towards his skipper and this time Kohli had a higher demand as an additional finger was seen in his signal. The captain wanted his player to join his Karnataka teammate Karun Nair and Virender Sehwag to reach the 300-plus mark.
This time Agarwal couldn't fulfil his captain's wish and got out on 243 trying to clear the fence but ended up gifting his wicket to off-spinner Mehidy Hasan, who was smashed on numerous ocassions by the opener.
The netizens observed Kohli's gesture towards his player and praised the skipper for being very supportive to his player.
Mayank Agarwal signaled to Virat Kohli that he scored a double century as per his wish. Virat Kohli then signaled to Mayank that he wants a triple century from him now. Typical Sales Manager/ Sales exec relationship! #INDvBAN #INDvsBAN— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) November 15, 2019
There can't be a more direct message from Virat Kohli.— Sreshth Shah (@sreshthx) November 15, 2019
Points three fingers to Mayank Agarwal, suggesting that the opener should now go for 300.
What a supportive captain. #INDvBAN
Lovely to see Kohli signal from the dressing room towards Mayank the need to convert this into a double ton. Liked the intensity with which Mayank responded by giving a thumbs up— Shashank Kishore (@captainshanky) November 15, 2019