VIRAT Kohli became the first batter in the history of cricket to score a century in his 500th international match. Virat Kohli achieved the feat on Day 2 of the second Test between West Indies and India. The hundred was Virat Kohli’s 15th ton overseas, and his first after nearly five years, with the previous one coming against Australia in Perth in 2018.
The Virat Kohli feat is special in many ways as no other batter was able to score even 50 runs in his 500th international game. Kohli started Day 2 of India vs West Indies 2nd Test on 87 and achieved the landmark in the first hour of the day with a fluent drive.
Virat Kohli Edges Past Sachin Tendulkar With 76th Century
Virat Kohli also edged past Sachin Tendulkar to become the first batter to score 76 centuries in his first 500 matches. Notably, Sachin Tendulkar scored 75 centuries in his first 500 international games.
Virat Kohli Back To Best After Top Form In 2023
There was a phase between 2019-2022 when Virat Kohli struggled with poor form. However, his century against Afghanistan in the 2022 Asia Cup broke the shackles as Kohli went on to score ODI centuries against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, and a Test hundred against Australia at home. Kohli also had a top run in the IPL 2023 as he smashed two centuries in the T20 extravaganza.
Virat Kohli Puts India On Top In Port Of Spain
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli’s century along with Rohit Sharma’s 80 and Yashasvi Jaiswal’s 57 has put India in a great position on Day 2. Team India are 341-5 at the time of writing in the first innings. Virat Kohli was the first wicket to fall on Day 2 as he was run out for 121.