Virat Kohli reaches his 19th Test century against Sri Lanka and in the process pips a major record set by former Australian captain Ricky Ponting. Virat Kohli now has 10 centuries (across formats) in 2017 that makes him at the top of the tree past Ponting in this regard.
The COVETED Club!
Kohli now has the equal number of Test tons as Clive Lloyd, Mark Taylor, Gordon Greenidge, Len Hutton and Michael Hussey. The stylish right-hander is the first captain to score 10 tons (across formats) in a calendar year. The Delhi cricketer also has the most centuries by an Indian skipper (12), moving ahead of the legendary Sunil Gavaskar. What a league to be in!
Kohli has been in remarkable form this season, scoring runs in all formats. Kohli has also been successful as a captain after taking the mantle passed on by MS Dhoni, his predecessor.
In the list of most number of centuries, Kohli sits pretty at number eighth a touch behind the West Indian great Brian Lara (53), Mahela Jayawardene (54), Hashim Amla (54), Jaques Kallis (62), Kumar Sangakkara (63) Ricky Ponting (71) and iconic Sachin Tendulkar (100), who is the only cricketer to get 100 international hundreds.
With age on his side, he has the potential to break more and more records. This is his 51st ton overall.
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 26, 2017
Meanwhile, Kohli is still batting on. India has already lost Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara on Day 4. As we speak, Kohli is on 127 and looking good for more as India lead by 209 runs with 6 wickets in the bank. Rohit Sharma has just walked in to give his captain company.
This is a big opportunity for Rohit Sharma to make a mark for himself in the whites. He has proved his value to the team time and again in the limited overs version.