He can rightfully stake claim to being the greatest batsman of modern-day cricket. Virat Kohli is a batting colossus, and in his international career that has lasted over a decade, the Indian skipper has made the life of bowlers across the world miserable.
The batting legend has scored 22286 runs in international cricket thus far and is only the third Indian batsman after Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid to score over 20000 runs in the international arena. Kohli also stands third in the list of batsmen with the most centuries in international cricket, with 70 tons to his name. If he scores two more hundreds, he will go past Ricky Ponting’s tally of 71 centuries and occupy second place.
While Ponting took 668 international innings to score 71 centuries, Kohli has scored 70 hundreds in just 468 innings. The legendary Sachin Tendulkar occupies the top spot, with a mammoth 100 international hundreds to his name. While Virat Kohli has scored 43 hundreds in the ODI format, he has scored 27 centuries in Test cricket.
The 32-year-old has played some stunning knocks in the ODI format. His blazing 133* off just 86 balls at Hobart against Sri Lanka in 2012 helped India to chase down a challenging target of 321 in just 36.4 overs. Another gem from the willow of the master in ODI cricket is the 183 that he scored against rivals Pakistan in the Asia Cup in the year 2012.
Coming in with the scoreboard reading 0/1, Virat Kohli launched a murderous assault on the opposition, scoring a breathtaking 148-ball 183, and helped India to chase a mammoth target of 330 with 13 balls to spare.
Virat Kohli has played several match-winning knocks in Tests
In the Test arena too, Virat Kohli has set the stage on fire. The batting behemoth has scored 7 double centuries, the most by an Indian willow wielder in Tests. Out of the many ravishing knocks from Kohli in the whites, some of them stand out for the class and authority that he exhibited out in the middle.
The 254* that he plundered against South Africa in the year 2019 is one that will rank as one of the most eye-catching knocks played by an Indian batsman in Test matches at home. The Delhi born batting colossus faced 336 deliveries, and scored an unbeaten 254 to allow India to pile up a total of 601 runs on the board, and helped his side to trounce the Proteas by an innings and 137 runs.
Also, another Virat Kohli special that will stay in our memories is the 235 that he scored at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai against England in 2016. Coming in with the scorecard reading 146/2, Kohli took on the England bowling attack consisting of James Anderson, Ben Stokes and Adil Rashid to score a magical double ton. His exploits with the willow allowed India to thrash the England side by an innings and 36 runs.
Now, with England once again visiting Indian shores, the Indian captain will be raring to go and pile up some massive scores. In the table below, let us take a look at all of Kohli’s centuries in Test and ODI cricket.
Virat Kohli’s ODI centuries:
|1||107||Sri Lanka||Eden Gardens, Kolkata||24 December 2009|
|2||102*||Bangladesh||Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Dhaka||11 January 2010|
|3||118||Australia||APCA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam||20 October 2010|
|4||105||New Zealand||Nehru Stadium, Guwahati||28 November 2010|
|5||100*||Bangladesh||Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Dhaka||19 February 2011|
|6||107||England||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff||16 September 2011|
|7||112*||England||Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi||17 October 2011|
|8||117||West Indies||APCA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam||2 December 2011|
|9||133*||Sri Lanka||Bellerive Oval, Hobart||28 February 2012|
|10||108||Sri Lanka||Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Dhaka||13 March 2012|
|11||183||Pakistan||Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Dhaka||18 March 2012|
|12||106||Sri Lanka||MRIC Stadium, Hambantota||21 July 2012|
|13||128*||Sri Lanka||R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo||31 July 2012|
|14||102||West Indies||Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain||5 July 2013|
|15||115||Zimbabwe||Harare Sports Club, Harare||24 July 2013|
|16||100*||Australia||Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur||16 October 2013|
|17||115*||Australia||VCA Stadium, Nagpur||30 October 2013|
|18||123||New Zealand||McLean Park, Napier||19 January 2014|
|19||136||Bangladesh||Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah||26 February 2014|
|20||127||West Indies||HPCA Stadium, Dharamshala||17 October 2014|
|21||139*||Sri Lanka||JSCA International Stadium, Ranchi||16 November 2014|
|22||107||Pakistan||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide||15 February 2015|
|23||138||South Africa||M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai||22 October 2015|
|24||117||Australia||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne||17 January 2016|
|25||106||Australia||Manuka Oval, Canberra||20 January 2016|
|26||154*||New Zealand||Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali||23 October 2016|
|27||122||England||Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune||15 January 2017|
|28||111*||West Indies||Sabina Park, Kingston||6 July 2017|
|29||131||Sri Lanka||R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo||31 August 2017|
|30||110*||Sri Lanka||R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo||3 September 2017|
|31||121||New Zealand||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai||22 October 2017|
|32||113||New Zealand||Green Park Stadium, Kanpur||29 October 2017|
|33||112||South Africa||Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban||1 February 2018|
|34||160*||South Africa||Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town||7 February 2018|
|35||129*||South Africa||SuperSport Park, Centurion||16 February 2018|
|36||140||West Indies||ACA Stadium, Guwahati||21 October 2018|
|37||157*||West Indies||ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam||24 October 2018|
|38||107||West Indies||Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune||27 October 2018|
|39||104||Australia||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide||15 January 2019|
|40||116||Australia||Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur||5 March 2019|
|41||123||Australia||JSCA International Stadium, Ranchi||8 March 2019|
|42||120||West Indies||Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain||11 August 2019|
|43||114*||West Indies||Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain||14 August 2019|
Virat Kohli’s Test centuries
|1||116||Australia||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide||24 January 2012|
|2||103||New Zealand||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore||31 August 2012|
|3||103||England||Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur||13 December 2012|
|4||107||Australia||M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai||22 February 2013|
|5||119||South Africa||Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg||18 December 2013|
|6||105*||New Zealand||Basin Reserve, Wellington||14 February 2014|
|7||115||Australia||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide||9 December 2014|
|8||141||Australia||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide||9 December 2014|
|9||169||Australia||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne||26 December 2014|
|10||147||Australia||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney||6 January 2015|
|11||103||Sri Lanka||Galle International Stadium, Galle||12 August 2015|
|12||200||West Indies||Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound||21 July 2016|
|13||211||New Zealand||Holkar Stadium, Indore||8 October 2016|
|14||167||England||ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam||17 November 2016|
|15||235||England||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai||8 December 2016|
|16||204||Bangladesh||Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad||9 February 2017|
|17||103*||Sri Lanka||Galle International Stadium, Galle||26 July 2017|
|18||104*||Sri Lanka||Eden Gardens, Kolkata||16 November 2017|
|19||213||Sri Lanka||Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur||24 November 2017|
|20||243||Sri Lanka||Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi||2 December 2017|
|21||153||South Africa||SuperSport Park, Centurion||13 January 2018|
|22||149||England||Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham||1 August 2018|
|23||103||England||Trent Bridge, Nottingham||18 August 2018|
|24||139||West Indies||Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot||4 October 2018|
|25||123||Australia||Perth Stadium, Perth||14 December 2018|
|26||254*||South Africa||Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune||10 October 2019|
|27||136||Bangladesh||Eden Gardens, Kolkata||22 November 2019|
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