On the fourth day of the fourth and final Test against Australia, Kohli finally ended his century drought in red ball cricket. Kohli has scored a century in the longest format of cricket after 1205 days. He scored his last Test century against Bangladesh on 22 November 2019. Kohli completed his 28th century in 241 balls. This is his 75th century in international career and he became the fastest cricketer to reach this milestone. Before Kohli, this record was in the name of Sachin who completed 75 centuries in 566 innings. Kohli accomplished this feat in 552 innings. After completing the century, Kohli in his old style took out the ring from his neck and dedicated it to wife Anushka Sharma.
scored the second slowest century
This is Kohli’s second slowest century in Test cricket in terms of bowling. He completed 100 runs in 241 balls against Australia. He scored the slowest century of his career against England in Nagpur in 2012. He completed his century in this Test by facing 289 balls.
16th international century against Australia
Kohli scored his 16th international century against Australia and moved to fourth place in the list of most hundreds against a single team. Sachin tops the list with 20 centuries against Australia.
Kohli tops among active players
Virat Kohli is far ahead of other batsmen in terms of scoring the maximum number of centuries among active players in world cricket. England’s Joe Root is at number two who has scored 45 international centuries. Kohli is 30 centuries ahead of him.
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