Virat Kohli breaks two records against West Indies: Indian captain ruled the numbers on Day 2 of the Test match.
During the second day of the first Test on the ongoing series between India and West Indies at Rajkot, Virat Kohli scored his 24th Test century, paving way for him to register a couple of records to his name.
Kohli, who had achieved two feats yesterday as well, seems to be building a knack of achieving with every passing day in international cricket.
Given the way he is running with these records at the moment, you never know is he surpasses the greats of the game in all respected one day.
Becomes the first Indian batsman to score 1,000+ runs in three consecutive years
Kohli, who scored 139 (230) with the help of 10 fours, was instrumental on both the days of the match. In the process, he completed 1,000 Test runs in the year 2018, becoming the first Indian batsman to cross the benchmark in three consecutive years. Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden has done it the highest number of times (5).
Second-fastest to 24 Test hundreds
Kohli also surpassed Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar in terms of becoming the quickest batsman to scored 24 Test centuries. The 29-year old right-hand batsman’s 24th Test century came in his 123rd Test innings. Tendulkar and Gavaskar had achieved the feat in their 125th and 128th innings respectively.
However, Kohli is not at the top of the order in this list. Former Australia captain Don Bradman had scored his 24th Test hundred in his 66th Test innings!
Talking about captaincy not affecting Kohli’s batting, this was his 30th century in 130 innings as Indian captain across formats. His remaining 29 centuries have come in 250 innings as a player.
Below are some of the latest tweets on Kohli’s innings today:
🙌 VIRAT KOHLI HUNDRED 🙌
The India captain is leading from the front as he brings up his 24th Test 💯! pic.twitter.com/ACPYWrTFwn
— ICC (@ICC) October 5, 2018
Kohli century. Inevitable. Scoreboard inevitable too.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 5, 2018
Is there a greater run accumulator than Virat Kohli currently? pic.twitter.com/MzC5grhGUI
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) October 5, 2018
24th Test 100 (in 123 inns. Only Bradman has done it quicker – in 66 inns!)
31st in fc cricket
2nd vs West Indies
11th at home
4th in 2018
17th as captain
20th at #4
19th in the 1st inns
Now has 100s at 20 different grounds (10th in India)#IndvWI
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 5, 2018