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.
On September 8, in the fifth game of the Asia Cup 2022 Super 4 round at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium against the Mohammad Nabi-led Afghanistan National Cricket Team, Virat Kohli, who had been through a protracted dry spell, finally regained his mojo.
Kohli’s most recent international century came in November of 2019. The most recent century by Kohli came in a test match against Bangladesh in November 2019 at Eden Gardens and an ODI against West Indies in August 2019 at Queen’s Park Oval. Exact two years, nine months, and sixteen days later, Virat Kohli scored his first international century. It was Kohli’s first century in a T20I.
After Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, and KL Rahul, Virat Kohli is now the fourth member of the India National Cricket Team to score a century in each of the game’s three formats.
The milestone of 71 hundreds was reached by Kohli in 522 innings, making him the fastest player in game history to do so. In 523 and 652 innings, respectively, legendary players Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting both hammered their 71st international century.
During the match against Afghanistan, Kohli displayed his absolute finest play and reached his fifty-first run off 32 balls. In the encounter against a strong Afghanistan bowling team, he accelerated remarkably effectively and reached his century in 53 balls.
He batted with a strike rate of 200 and totaled 122 runs off 61 balls, including 12 fours and 6 sixes. As of right now in the ongoing Asia Cup, Kohli has amassed the most runs. India was also successful in scoring 212/2 after losing the toss and electing to bat first.
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