Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Friday scored his 24th Test century on Thursday to become the second fastest batsman to achieve this feat. The century came during the opening Test match of two-match Test series against West Indies being played at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.
The 29-year-old captain reached the three-digit figure on the second day of the first Test with the help of seven boundaries and in the process became the eleventh Indian cricketer to complete 3000 runs at home in the longest format of the game.
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 5, 2018
Virat Kohli has also become the fastest Indian cricketer to score 24th Test century, surpassing batting great Sachin Tendulkar’s record. The stylish right-handed batsman has taken 123 innings to score his 24 Test tons, while Tendulkar had taken 125 Test matches to achieve the same feat. Australian cricket great Don Bradman (66) is the only player who has taken fewer innings to score 24 Test tons.
Virat Kohli’s Test ton against West Indies is also his 17th Test century as the skipper and his 11th Test hundred in India.
🙌 VIRAT KOHLI HUNDRED 🙌
The India captain is leading from the front as he brings up his 24th Test 💯! pic.twitter.com/ACPYWrTFwn
— ICC (@ICC) October 5, 2018
Here is the list of players who have taken fewest innings to 24 Test centuries:
Don Bradman – 66 innings.
Virat Kohli – 123 innings.
Sachin Tendulkar – 125 innings.
Sunil Gavaskar – 128 innings.
M Hayden – 132 innings.
Mohd Yousuf – 135 innings.
G Sobers – 141 innings.
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This was also Virat Kohli’s second Test hundred against West Indies. Virat Kohli’s both centuries against West Indies has come as captain. He shares the record with former captain Dilip Vengsarkar. Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has scored the maximum centuries (4) against West Indies as skipper.