Finally, the first Test century of the year 2019 was reached with the bat of Run machine Virat Kohli. Kohli, who scored his last century on Perth’s ground against Australia in December 2018, ended the drought of centuries on the second day of the Pune Test against South Africa after 10 innings. It was the 26th hundred of Virat’s career, with this century he also broke several records as usual.
The fourth player to score the fastest 26 centuries
South African fast bowler Philander’s excellent straight drive with the help of fours, Virat became the world’s 21st player and India’s fourth player to score 26 centuries in Tests. Before Chiku, only Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Sunil Gavaskar have done this feat.
Fastest 26 century (innings)
69 – Don Bradman
121 – Steve Smith
136 – Sachin Tendulkar
138 – Virat Kohli *
144 – Sunil Gavaskar
7th highest run scorer
In this match, Virat Kohli became the 7th player to score the most runs in Test cricket from India. Kohli overtook former player Dilip Vengsarkar, who scored 6868 runs in 116 matches played for India. Sachin Tendulkar is at number one in terms of scoring the most runs in Test cricket, having scored 15921 runs. Sachin is followed by Dravid (13265), Gavaskar (10122), Laxman (8781), Sehwag (8503) and Ganguly (7212) in this list. Kohli is now the 53rd highest run-scorer in Test history.