- Virat Kohli, the former Indian Test Captain, ended his almost 40-month-long drought of centuries in test cricket by scoring his 28th century in test matches against the Australian side today during the 4th test.
- At the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Kohli put on a solid performance, exhibiting great patience and skill to achieve another hundred in international cricket. In doing so, he also matched a notable accomplishment of the Indian cricket legend, Sunil Gavaskar, and recorded some distinctive statistics en route to the century.
- During the 4th test match against Australia, Kohli delivered a composed performance to score a century after a dry spell of 41 test innings. This achievement put him on par with the legendary Sunil Gavaskar for the most hundreds against Australia in test cricket. Kohli’s 8th Test century against Australia brought him to a tie for second place on the list of Indian batsmen with the most test tons against Australia, alongside the 1983 World Cup winner. He is now only behind Sachin Tendulkar, who has 11 test centuries against Australia to his name.
- Kohli’s 28th test ton was a long-awaited one, as he had to wait for more than three years and 41 test innings to reach this milestone since his last test hundred against Bangladesh in November 2019.
- This century also happens to be Kohli’s second-slowest test hundred, as he took 241 balls to reach the milestone. His slowest test century came in 2012 against England in Nagpur, where he scored a hundred in 289 balls.
- Kohli’s century against Australia was his 16th International ton against them, making him the batsman with the most international hundreds against the Australian cricket team. However, he is still behind Sachin Tendulkar, who has the most tons against an opponent in all three formats, with 20 against Australia. Don Bradman follows closely with 19 against England, and Tendulkar again with 17 against Sri Lanka. Kohli also has 15 centuries across formats against Sri Lanka.
- The Indian innings concluded with Virat Kohli’s exceptional knock of 186, marking the end of the team’s batting display. With Kohli being the final wicket to fall, India’s total score reached 571-all out, giving them a lead of 91 runs over the Australian side. Virat Kohli’s innings of 186 today was composed of 15 fours and no sixes, and he maintained a strike rate of just around 50.
- Anushka Sharma took to Instagram to shower praise on her husband Virat Kohli’s performance in the Sunday test match. She shared a video of Virat’s impressive performance and commended his composure, stating that it was inspiring to her. Despite being sick, Kohli played remarkably, and Anushka was proud of him.
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