Indian legend Virat Kohli shined in the Ahmedabad Test match. Virat ended his three-year drought by scoring a Test century and taking the team’s tally. This is Virat’s 75th century in his international career and for this he had to play more than 500 innings. Virat has not been able to live up to his expectations in the last few years. He has played more cricket for the last 25 centuries than the first 50 centuries.
The fourth and final match of the Border Gavaskar Test series (BGT) is being played in Ahmedabad. Australian team won the toss and decided to bat first. Opener Usman Khawaja (180) and Cameron Green (114) scored centuries to help Australia post a massive 480 in the first innings. In reply, Shubman Gill played an important innings of 128 runs for the Indian team. Virat Kohli also completed his century on Sunday (March 12). After more than three years, fans got to see a Test century from Virat’s bat.
This was Virat Kohli’s 75th century in 552 innings played so far in international cricket. Overall, Virat has toiled harder for the last 25 centuries than the first 50 of his career. He played as many as 204 international innings for the last 25 centuries. In comparison, Virat had to play 184 innings for the first 25 centuries. Virat’s best form was seen in his international career from 25th to 50th century. During this period, Virat scored 25 centuries in 164 innings.
Innings that Virat had to play to score 75 centuries in his international career
0 to 25 centuries – 184 innings
26 to 50 centuries – 164 innings
51 to 75 centuries – 204 innings*
Sachin Tendulkar, the great batsman in international cricket, scored the most 100 centuries in his career. Sachin had to play a total of 782 innings for these centuries. Sachin played 566 innings for the first 75 centuries of his career. Compared to that, Virat Kohli is better. Virat has completed his own 75 centuries in 552 innings, less than Sachin Tendulkar.
Meanwhile, considering this Ahmedabad Test between the two teams, India scored 472 runs for 5 bats till tea on the fourth day. In the bowling department, India’s veteran Ravichandran Ashwin took as many as 6 wickets in the first innings. On the other hand, spinners Todd Murphy and Nathan Lyon took two wickets each for the Australian team. Matthew Kuhneman also got a wicket. Till tea ceremony, Virat Kohli remained on the pitch with 135 not out, while Akshar Patel remained on the pitch with 38 not out. (Virat Kohli has played 204 innings for last 25 centuries)
King Kohli’s Roar! Virat scored a century against Australia, finally ending a 3-year drought
As soon as Yuva Shubman scored a century, Virat was also very happy, ‘King’ Kohli’s reaction was captured on camera.