Everyone knows that the present Indian captain Virat Kohli is a record-breaking master. In present days, when he comes to bat, he mostly breaks some top records in international cricket. Once again he has done the same things in the ongoing historic day/night pink-ball Test match against the visitors Bangladesh at Eden Gardens (Kolkata).
After bundling out the visitors Bangladesh for just 106 runs in the first innings, Indian captain Virat Kohli showcased powerful batting performance. On day one of this Test match, the right-handed batsman completed his half-century in 76 balls and remained not out on 59 runs.
Kohli completed his century on the day two after facing 159 balls. After scoring 136 runs off 194 balls, Kohli lost his wicket. He hit 18 fours in that innings.
Here are some important stats of Virat Kohli’s latest batting performance.
i) Virat Kohli is the first Indian captain to score 5,000 Test runs.
ii) Kohli is the sixth captain to score 5,000 Test runs.
iii) Virat Kohli became the fastest captain to score 5,000 Test runs. He took 86 Test innings to complete his 5,000 Test runs as captain. Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting was the previous record holder who achieved this feat in 97 Test innings.
iv) Kohli is the first Indian cricketer to score a century in the day/night Test match.
v) Kohli is the fifth captain to score a century in the day/night Test match.
vi) It was the 20th Test century as a captain for Virat Kohli. He surpassed the former Australian captain Ricky Ponting (19 centuries as a Test captain) and became the second most centurion as a Test captain. Former South African captain Graeme Smith is on top of this list with 25 centuries as a Test captain.
vii) Kohli hit his 41st international century as a captain. It is the joint-most number of international centuries for a captain. Former Aussie captain Ricky Ponting also hit 41 international centuries as a captain.
viii) It was also the 70th international century for Virat Kohli. After legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar (100 international centuries) and Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting (71 international centuries), Kohli became the third cricketer to hit 70 international centuries.
ix) Virat Kohli’s 136 runs knock was the joint highest individual score by a captain in the day/night Test cricket history. English Test captain Joe Root also scored 136 runs against West Indies at Birmingham in August 2017.