India skipper Virat Kohli finished his 10-month-long drought for a Test hundred when he got to the 3-figure score on Day 2 of the continuous second Test against South Africa at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.
Playing his 50th Test match as captain, Virat Kohli likewise went past Inzamam-ul-Haq on the rundown of batsmen with most hundreds in Test cricket. Kohli is currently tied at the 21st spot close by Australia’s Steve Smith who additionally has 26 Test hundreds.
Playing just his Fifth Test match in 2019, Virat Kohli got the hundred and put India in an ordering position in the second Test in Pune. Remarkably, Kohli’s last hundred preceding Friday went ahead on December 14, 2018, in the Perth Test against Australia.
Virat Kohli got to his hundred of every 173 balls and had hit 16 boundaries in a well-paced innings at the MCA Stadium.
In transit to his 26th Test hundred, Kohli likewise went past Dipil Vengsarkar (6868) on the rundown of Indian batsmen with most runs in Test matches. Kohli is currently seventh on the rundown and just behind Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sunil Gavaskar, VVS Laxman, Virender Sehwag, and Sourav Ganguly.
Strikingly, Kohli has abandoned a hundred just his lady year in Test cricket – 2011. Kohli played 5 Tests without getting a hundred however figured out how to get to the 3-figure mark at any rate twice in the next long periods of his vocation.
Kohli had gone without a hundred in the West Indies series in spite of getting to a few fifty or more scores. In the Visakhapatnam Test, Kohli was out for 20 in the first innings and was unbeaten on 33 as India proclaimed their second innings on 323 after Rohit Sharma’s twin hundreds.
In Pune, the India captain looked in unlimited oversight from the minute he exited to bat after the loss of Cheteshwar Pujara’s wicket in the second session on Day 1. Virat Kohli took his time before opening up and played some eye-catching strokes.
Kohli included 35 runs with centurion Mayank Agarwal before the opener was expelled by Kagiso Rabada. There was pressure on the Indian batting unit when Ajinkya Rahane collaborated Kohli however the two batsmen ensured India arrived at the stumps moving along without any more harm by getting to Stumps with an unbeaten 75-run stand.
Virat Kohli utilized all his experience to negate the South African pace danger on a testing morning session on Friday. In any event, when the ball took his cutting edge, Kohli ensured it didn’t convey to the slip cordon by playing with soft hands.