Virat Kohli becomes the first Indian to score 40 hundred as skipper. The 30-year-old registered his 26th century in Pune in the ongoing Test series against South Africa.
Finally, the 10-month wait is broken
With 40th hundred as skipper, Virat Kohli is the first Indian cricketer to achieve this fleet. Currently, the former Australian captain Ricky Pointing enjoys the title of having the most international hundreds as a skipper. He had 41 centuries as the captain for Australia in international cricket.
Talking about Test match, Kohli competed 19th Test ton as the captain of the Indian team. With this success, he also levels the scores with former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting in the list of most hundreds in the format as skipper. The front-player of the list is ex-South African skipper Graeme Smith who holds 25 tons as a Test captain to his name.
India captain Virat Kohli ended his 10-month-long wait for a Test hundred when he got a century on Day 2. Earlier, it was against Australia in the Perth Test on December 14 last year.
Kohli equals Steve Smith
In this process, Virat Kohli also went past Inzamam-ul-Haq on the list of batsmen with most hundreds in Test cricket. The Delhi born is now tied at the 21st spot alongside Australia’s Steve Smith who also has 26 Test hundreds.
Kohli also became only the second Indian captain after Saurav Ganguly to lead the team in 50 Test matches. He went past Dada, who had led the Indian side in 49 matches, but is yet to match Dhoni’s record of 60.
With the century against South Africa, Kohli now has centuries in both home and away against all the 8 Test-playing nations. He had never scored a ton against the Proteas at home before.