The momentum changed and the hosts were reduced to 285 for nine on the opening day of the first cricket Test in Birmingham. He got Cook out with a peach in the first innings and has repeated that feat once again. What a magnificient day for Virat Kohli and India!
India skipper Virat Kohli mocked at Joe Root's "mic drop" celebration with his own version of the gesture but the England captain took it sportingly, saying "it adds to the spectacle of Test cricket".
At lunch, England were 83 for one. He was the best pace bowler for India in the first innings picking three wickets and it seems that he is finally back to his best after troubling three months.
India lost Murli Vijay on the score of 50 when Curran trapped him in front of the wickets.
However, England dropped too short when trying to dismiss a set Kohli, and their tactics of giving him easy singles when in partnership with number 10 Ishant and Umesh backfired. "You want to try and pinch as many runs as possible".
An article in the "Daily Telegraph", when Australia toured India for a four-match Test series in 2017, not only criticised Kohli but also expressed disappointment that neither the BCCI nor the ICC has taken any action against him following the DRS controversy involving the then Australian skipper Steve Smith and compared him with the US President Donald Trump.
Curran (24) had been the last man out for England, caught behind off Mohammed Shami (3-64), as England added just two to their overnight total. Anderson had found rewards for his hardwork just then.
It was only now that Kohli stood up to dominate the bowlers.
Incidentally, it was Adil Rashid who gave them that, with the Indian captain cutting the last ball of the 76th over to Stuart Broad at point, to be out for 149 - which was the first time since August 2015 that Kohli had failed to convert his 100 into a 150.
The opener had survived a review from Anderson early on but this time there was no escape. He did exactly that.
As has often been the case, a needless dismissal was also the spark for a collapse, with England losing three wickets for eight runs in 25 balls as they squandered a promising position.