Indian captain Virat Kohli has slammed another Test century on Saturday (23rd November) afternoon in the historic day/night pink-ball Test match against Bangladesh at Eden Gardens (Kolkata). With this century, Kohli surpassed the former Australian captain Ricky Ponting and became the second-most centurion as a Test captain. Meanwhile, in another record book, Kohli equalled the top record of the legendary Aussie captain Ricky Ponting.
Virat Kohli started the day two of this historic Test match on his overnight score of 59 runs. With his overnight batting partner, the Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, Kohli started the day two strongly as they put the 99 runs partnership for the fourth wicket. Rahane (51) was dismissed soon after completing his half-century.
Meanwhile, solid Virat Kohli was in the mood to complete his 27th Test century. The right-handed batsman moved towards the century and completed it in 159 balls. He hit 12 fours to reach the three-figure score.
Virat Kohli scored 20th Test century as captain
It was also the 20th Test century for Virat Kohli as a Test captain. With this knock, Kohli surpassed the former Aussie captain Ricky Ponting’s 19 centuries record as a Test captain. Only, the former South African captain Graeme Smith is ahead of Kohli in the list of most centuries as a Test captain. Smith hit 25 centuries as a Test captain.
It was Virat Kohli’s 41st international century as a captain
Also, it was the 41st international centuries as a captain for Virat Kohli. Before this knock, Ricky Ponting was lonely holding the record of the most number of international centuries as a captain as he also hit 41 international centuries as a captain. Now, Kohli has also put his name on the top of this list. Another century will help Kohli to surpass Ricky Ponting in this list too.
The third player to score 70 international centuries
On the other hand, the latest Test century was the 70th international century for Virat Kohli. Only two players have hit more international centuries than Kohli and these former players were Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar (100 international centuries) and Australian legend Ricky Ponting (71 international centuries).