Deccan Chronicle – Kolkata: Virat Kohli’s legendary status in world cricket grew further when the Indian captain smashed his 50th International century, which steered his side to safety in the first Test against Sri Lanka.

Summary

  • Kolkata: Virat Kohli’s legendary status in world cricket grew further when the Indian captain smashed his 50th International century, which steered his side to safety in the first Test against Sri Lanka.
  • In the list of most number of centuries, Kohli sits at number eighth behind Brian Lara (53), Mahela Jayawardene (54), Hashim Amla (54), Jaques Kallis (62), Kumar Sangakkara (63), Ricky Ponting (71) and iconic Sachin Tendulkar (100), who is the only cricketer to get 100 international hundreds.
  • The Indian skipper also joined South African great Hashim Amla as the fastest to 50 centuries in International cricket in 348 innings.
  • Kohli is the also the first Indian captain to score a duck and a century in the same Test.
  • He has 21 International centuries as captain in 98 innings, behind South African Graeme Smith’s 41 (368 innings) and Aussie great Ricky Ponting’s feat of 41 (376 innings).


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