INDIA: After 1020 days, the greatest batsman of our time, Virat Kohli, has finally scored a century in an international match. With his 71st international century, he has tied for the second-most centuries in the game’s history.
Virat Kohli, suffering from a protracted century drought, eventually found his rhythm on September 8 during the fifth Asia Cup 2022 Super 4 round at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium against the Afghanistan National Cricket Team which was led by Mohammad Nabi.
Virat Kohli reaches a milestone
The last international century by Virat Kohli was recorded in November 2019, which took place in an ODI against the West Indies at Queen’s Park Oval in August 2019 and a test match against Bangladesh at Eden Gardens in November 2019. Two years, nine months, and sixteen days later, Virat Virat Kohli scored his seventy-first century in an international match. This was his first century in a T20I.
The cricketer is now the fourth Indian National Cricket Team member to score a century in each of the game’s three formats, joining Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, and KL Rahul.
The milestone of 71 hundred was reached by Virat Kohli in 522 innings, making him the fastest player in-game history to do so. Legendary batsmen Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting each smashed their 71st international century in 523 and 652 innings, respectively.
During the match against Afghanistan, the former Indian captain displayed his absolute finest play and reached his first-fifty runs off 32 balls. In the encounter against a strong Afghanistan bowling team, he accelerated remarkably and reached his century in just 53 deliveries.
He batted with a strike rate of 200 and scored 122 runs off 61 balls, including 12 fours and six sixes. As of right now, in the ongoing Asia Cup, Virat Kohli has amassed the most runs. India also scored 212/2 after losing the toss and electing to bat first.