Virat Kohli has continued his outstanding form in international cricket by scoring a century against Australia in the fourth Test of the Border Gavaskar Trophy. The 34-year-old has now extended his streak as the batter with the most number of centuries among active players. Kohli achieved his 75th Test ton, placing him second in the list of players with the most number of international centuries.
Kohli tops the list of active players with 75 tons to his name, while Sachin Tendulkar holds the overall record with 100 centuries. Joe Root and David Warner are tied in the second spot with 45 international hundreds each. Moreover, Kohli equaled Brian Lara’s record of scoring 24 centuries while batting at No. 4 in Tests.
Kohli not only remains second in the list of cricketers with the most international centuries, but he also surpassed Tendulkar to become the fastest player to reach 75 international tons. Tendulkar had achieved the feat in 566 innings, while Kohli did it in 552 innings. Additionally, Kohli equaled Sunil Gavaskar’s record of scoring eight Test centuries against Australia.
The Indian skipper achieved his 28th Test ton in the match against Australia, surpassing Mohammad Azharuddin, Virender Sehwag, and Dilip Vengsarkar to become the fourth-highest player in the list of most Test centuries for India at home. Rahul Dravid, Gavaskar, and Tendulkar occupy the third, second, and first positions, respectively.
Kohli and Steve Smith now share the top spot among active players in the list of most centuries in the Border Gavaskar Trophy, with eight tons each. Tendulkar tops the overall list with nine Test centuries in the Border Gavaskar Trophy, while Kohli and Smith share the second spot alongside Ricky Pointing.