Virat Kohli centuries list: How many days Virat Kohli without century in Test cricket?

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 11/01/2022

Virat Kohli centuries list: The Indian captain played well at Newlands but continues to be devoid of a century in international cricket.

India Test captain Virat Kohli might not have got the runs he would’ve liked for his team to score after him winning the toss and electing to bat first but he himself batted exceptionally well on the first day of the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town.

Coming on the back of missing the second Test due to a back spasm, Kohli scored a disciplined 28th Test half-century top-scoring for his team with his 79 (201) comprising of 12 fours and a six.

Kohli might have missed out on an elusive Test century but the manner in which he played at the Newlands today was no less than batting during a Test century. Taking his time initially, Kohli managed to survive potentially wicket-taking deliveries on multiple occasions.

Despite India losing wickets at regular intervals from the other end, Kohli appeared hell-bent to not play a false stroke until his dismissal. Kohli, who didn’t even hesitate from driving the ball through the covers, ensured to leave deliveries which were bowled away from his reach.

Had it not been for India losing as many as eight wickets, one might have seen Kohli adopting a difference approach than looking to sneak a single off Kagiso Rabada. A top-notch knock otherwise, Kohli’s innings will be remembered as one of his best innings which didn’t get converted into a three-figure mark.

How many days Virat Kohli without century in Test cricket? (updated on March 12, 2023)

It is worth mentioning that Kohli’s last international century until the ongoing fourth Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023 Test match, had come against Bangladesh in India’s inaugural pink-ball Test match at the Eden Gardens in 2019. Kohli, who scored 1,028 runs across 41 Test innings at a below par average of 25.70 between his 26th and 27th Test centuries, has now scored a Test hundred after as many as 1,205 days.

In the middle of a rut across formats for an elongated period at the highest level, Kohli had regained form in both the white-ball formats since the start of Asia Cup 2022.

Virat Kohli centuries list in Test cricket


2103New ZealandBengaluru2012
5119South AfricaJohannesburg2013
6105*New ZealandWellington2014
11103Sri LankaGalle2015
12200West IndiesNorth Sound2016
13211New ZealandIndore2016
17103*Sri LankaGalle2017
18104*Sri LankaKolkata2017
19213Sri LankaNagpur2017
20243Sri LankaDelhi2017
21253South AfricaCenturion2018
24139West IndiesRajkot2018
26254*South AfricaPune2019

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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