Since making his Test debut against the West Indies in 2011, Virat Kohli has gone a long way as a cricketer. In the first encounter, the Delhi lad had a poor performance, scoring only 19 runs. Kohli is ready to play his 100th Test match in Mohali on March 4 after a decade-long journey.
The first Test between India and Sri Lanka, which begins on Friday and will be superstar batsman Virat Kohli’s 100th match, will be played in front of a crowd, overturning an earlier plan to put the game behind closed doors. In a statement released on Tuesday, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah stated that cricket fans will be able to witness Kohli’s historic 100th Test match.
Virat Kohli Test Stats
The right-handed hitter has 7962 runs at an average of 50.39 in 99 Tests. He has 27 centuries and 28 half-centuries to his name, which is the fourth most for an Indian. He has the highest score of 254 (336), which he achieved against South Africa at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune in 2019.
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- Kohli holds the record for most Test centuries since his debut, despite not scoring an international century since 2019. Since June 2010, the former Indian captain has amassed 27 tonnes, which is only matched by Australia’s Steve Smith and surpasses David Warner, Joe Root, and Kane Williamson.
- Virat Kohli’s knock in 2019 was essential for him as a batsman, he scored his highest Test score during the second match in Pune against South Africa. India batted first and scored 601 runs before declaring. Kohli scored a total of 254 runs. The Proteas’ attack included Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Keshav Maharaj, and Senuran Muthusamy, but Kohli was undaunted, hitting 33 fours and two sixes in his innings.
- Kohli is also the Indian captain with the most Test victories. The man who built a legacy of international victories won 40 of the 68 games he coached, 13 more than MS Dhoni’s 27.
- After Greg Chappell, he became only the second cricketer to make two hundreds on his Test captaincy debut.
- Kohli, in his prime, not only made hundreds , but he also scored double tonnes for pleasure. He has seven Test captaincy appearances, two more than Brian Lara. He’s also one of just two captains in Test history to score two hundreds in successive innings.
- India arrived in Melbourne for the third game of their 2013-2014 tour of Australia after losing the previous two Tests. Kohli scored 169 runs against Mitchell Johnson, Ryan Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Shane Watson, and Nathan Lyon’s lethal attack. He and Ajinkya Rahane put on a powerful 262-run fourth-wicket stand to help India draw the match.
Also there are many other milestones achieved by Virat Kohli in his test cricket.The List may end but the legacy of the legendary batsman and former captain is immortal.
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