Virat Kohli has done it once again and a valiant display of grit and determination sees the Indian captain notch up his 25th Test century. The skipper achieved the feat on Day 3 of the 2nd Test in Perth against Australia.
This is his 63rd international ton overall and his maiden century in Perth. He last scored a Test ton against West Indies at home in Rajkot in October.
This was also is sixth Test century in Australia. He had scored a century in 2012 and then returned in 2014-15 to slam four more. This was also Kohli's fifth hundred in Test cricket in 2018.
Congratulation Virat Kohli @imVkohli on scoring a gem of a century in the #PerthTest against Australia. It was a ton well played in difficult circumstances and it is rightly said, Balla Bolta Hai! #INDvAUS— Rajat Sharma (@RajatSharmaLive) December 16, 2018
Only two visiting batsmen in the past 70 years have scored six Test hundreds in Australia; Kohli has just joined Tendulkar #AUSvIND— Adam Burnett (@AdamBurnett09) December 16, 2018
Kohli has needed just 127 innings to reach 25 Test centuries. Only the great Don Bradman (68) has taken fewer innings to get to the landmark. #howzstat #AUSvIND LIVE— ICC (@ICC) December 16, 2018
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He's made 25 and there have been some incredible knocks in there but Kohli will remember this with great fondness. It is a very special hundred.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 16, 2018
Virat Kohli finally hits a six in Tests. Between today's maximum and the previous one in Birmingham, he batted 1455 consecutive balls without a six.— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) December 16, 2018
And he is the batsman who once hit 38 sixes in one IPL alone. #AusvInd
Kohli is the greatest Asian Batsman of all time pic.twitter.com/4sw5FCMTzu— Hassan Cheema (@mediagag) December 15, 2018
This year, Kohli has scored some of the toughest runs that I have seen any batsman score ever.— Abhishek (@Sajjanlaunda) December 15, 2018
Earlier on Saturday, Kohli played a pivotal role with a workmanlike 82, lifting India from a double blow at the beginning of innings to 172 for three in the second Test against Australia on Saturday.
Kohli's unbeaten knock, coupled with Ajinkya Rahane's counterattacking 51, helped India to not only overcome the cheap dismissals of Murali Vijay (2) and KL Rahul (2) but also put the visitors in a position from where they can look to dominate the rest of the game