Kohli’s 76th century in the 500th match. Virat Kohli made his international debut for India in 2008. In the last 15 years, he has been ruling with the bat one by one in all formats. The second Test of the current series against the West Indies was his 500th career match in three editions. And he made the match memorable by scoring a century.
This is his 76th century in ODIs, Tests and T20s combined. Only Sachin Tendulkar is above him in such a feat in international cricket. However, his number of centuries is 100. Kohli is on course to break his homegrown legend’s record.
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Kohli was dismissed for 121 in his first innings against the West Indies on Friday (July 21). He hit 11 fours in 206 balls before being run out. The previous day he left the field unbeaten on 87 runs. In all, this is Kohli’s 29th century in 111 Tests.
Earlier, Kohli told BCCI TV about playing his 500th international match, ‘I am really grateful. I feel very blessed. I have to work hard to come this long for India. A good performance always makes me happy. I feel very grateful that I have been able to do this for India.”
As of writing this report, India has collected 374 runs after losing 6 wickets after 109 overs in the first innings of the second Test. Even though Kohli scored a century, captain Rohit Sharma left the field with regret. His bat stopped at 80 runs. Besides, Yasaswi Jaiswal and Ravindra Jadeja have seen Fifty. Ishan Kishan and Ravichandran Ashwin are batting. India won the first match of the series by an innings and 141 runs.