Mumbai: Virat Kohli has scored a brilliant century in the second match of the two-match Test series against West Indies. He scored 76th century in the 500th match of his international career. Along with this, he has registered another record in his name. Virat Kohli became the first player to score a century in his 500th career match, while also holding the record for the highest score. This is Virat’s 29th century in Test cricket. He also scored a brilliant century in the Border Gavaskar Trophy earlier this year. Virat Kohli has also beaten Sachin Tendulkar in terms of scoring a century.
Virat Kohli could not score a single century from the year 2019 to September 2022. After waiting for almost 1000 days, he scored a century against Afghanistan in T20 Asia Cup 2022. After which he appeared in his old rhythm. He was Team India top scorer in T20 World Cup 2022. Virat then scored a century in both white ball and red ball. Not only this, Virat also scored two centuries in the IPL in the 2023 season.
This is the 76th international century of Virat Kohli’s career and Sachin Tendulkar is on top in the world with 100 centuries. Then you must be wondering how Virat left Sachin behind. So let us tell you that Sachin Tendulkar scored 75 centuries after 500 matches but Virat Kohli has completed his 76 international centuries by the 500th match.
Virat Kohli has scored a total of 6 centuries in the year 2023. However, it includes four international centuries and two IPL centuries. Virat Kohli started the year with two centuries in the ODI series against Sri Lanka in January. He then scored a century against Australia in the Border Gavaskar Trophy. Then in IPL 2023, back to back centuries came from Virat’s bat. This was his sixth century of the year. That Virat Kohli who could not score a single century in international cricket after 2019. After which he has now scored 5 centuries in one year.