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WI vs IND: Twitterati React As Virat Kohli Scores A Sensational Century In His 500th International Match

WI vs IND: Twitterati React As Virat Kohli Scores A Sensational Century In His 500th International Match

Swashbuckling India batter Virat Kohli marked a historic moment in his career as he equalled the legendary Don Bradman’s record by slamming his 29th Test century during the second Test against West Indies. The much-awaited century came after a long gap of nearly five years for Kohli, who had last achieved an overseas Test ton in December 2018 during India’s tour of Australia.

That memorable century was scored at Perth, where he notched 123 runs in the second innings of the match. However, the recent century in Port of Spain held special significance, as it was Kohli’s first overseas century after a considerable period of struggle.

Virat Kohli Joins Elite Company with Century in Landmark 500th International Match


A testament to Kohli’s unwavering dedication and commitment to the sport, this century was achieved on the grand occasion of his 500th international match. The only other Indian players to have reached this remarkable milestone were cricketing legends Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

The significance of this feat further cemented Kohli’s position as one of the greatest cricketers of his generation. As the match unfolded, Kohli continued to shatter records and surpass achievements. He surpassed former opening batsman Virender Sehwag’s run tally for India, becoming the fifth-highest run-getter for the country.

The Test match in the West Indies also marked Kohli’s second century on Caribbean soil and his third against the West Indies in the longest format. On top of all this, the 34-year-old batsman eclipsed Tendulkar’s record of centuries scored in the West Indies, securing his second century in the Caribbean nation.

While he trails behind Sunil Gavaskar and shares a three-century record with Rahul Dravid, Dilip Sardesai, and Polly Umrigar, Kohli’s consistent performance has been truly awe-inspiring. The match’s early moments were challenging for Kohli, as he took to the crease amid a flurry of quick wickets. His partnership with Ravindra Jadeja was crucial in rebuilding India’s innings.

Once he settled in, Kohli demonstrated his signature flair, steadily accumulating runs and eventually finishing the day unbeaten at an impressive 87. Kohli’s remarkable innings culminated with a boundary on the final ball of the fourth over on Day 2, showcasing his impeccable skills with a flick towards deep square leg.

With a trademark cover drive against Shannon Gabriel, he sealed his century and etched his name alongside the legendary Don Bradman in the record books. In conclusion, Virat Kohli’s awe-inspiring century in his landmark 500th international match has placed him in an elite category of cricketers.ย 

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