Curran (four for 74) took three wickets in eight balls at one stage, but Kohli's crucially was not among them as the India captain instead hit 149 to drag India right back into contention in the first Specsavers Test at Edgbaston.
Kohli then rubbed salt into the wound by blowing kisses in the direction of Root and putting his finger to his lips, as if to quieten the crowd. Last night, ace off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bowled a magical delivery to again get the priced scalp of seasoned opener Alastair Cook, leaving England at 9-1 at stumps.
To be considered a truly great Test batsman - he will already be remembered as an all-time legend in one-day cricket - Kohli has to score runs in England.
Kohli did what he has been doing again and again in global cricket for the past 5-6 years.
Kohli then topped his 2014 series total in the one knock with a two off leg-spinner Adil Rashid.
Hoping that Virat Kohli wins the ongoing Test series against England, former Pakistan captain Mushtaq Mohammad reckons the Indian skipper is a kind of player who would be very hard to deal with for any captain.
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With England's pace bowlers running through India's much vaunted top order to leave them reeling on 100-5, it was left to captain Kohli to string together a series of partnerships as he seemed to be on a one-man mission to overhaul England's first innings total of 287.
Undone by the skill and swing of James Anderson, Kohli endured a nightmare tour in 2014 and had a point to prove this time around, despite playing down the importance of the series on his career in his pre-match press conference.
Dawid Malan (20) and Jonny Bairstow (28) briefly countered, though the former was fortunate not to be given out for 17 when edging Sharma to Shikhar Dhawan at first slip - given not out despite it looking like a clean catch.
Indian captain Virat Kohli lets out a scream after scoring his first century in England. Karthik had dropped Curran on the opening day off the same bowler.
Anderson bowled tidily in the morning but did not break through until late on, when he bowled Ashwin and had Mohammed Shami edging a drive to Malan. Broad gets an outside edge and the ball flies to Dhawan.
It didn't help matters that England lost an early review as Anderson's loud appeal was turned down, with DRS ruling in favour of the umpire's decision.