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Team India captain Virat Kohli reached another milestone in his career!

Kohli completed his 26th test century in the ongoing test series with South Africa in Pune on October 11, 2019.

With this century, Kohli became the fourth fastest player to make 26th century (in 138 innings), next to Don Bradman (69), Steve Smith (121) and Sachin Tendulkar (136).

This was also Kohli’s 19th century ‘as a team captain’, which positions him along Ricky Ponting in the world ranking, while Graeme Smith of South Africa tops the table with 25 centuries.

Besides, Kohli (with 6878 runs in 81 matches) also went past Dilip Vengsarkar’s record (6868 runs in 116 matches) to become seventh highest run-getter for India in test matches.

Team India Captain Virat Kohli

Playing this match, Kohli also set a record as the second Indian captain to have lead the team in 50 test matches. It was Dhoni who made this record before by leading the team 60 times during 2008-2014, followed by Sourav Ganguly who led for 49 times.

Most Test Runs From Indian Players
Players Mat Runs
Sachin Tendulkar 200 15921
Rahul Dravid 163 13265
Sunil Gavaskar 135 10122
Vvs Laxman 134 8781
Virender Sehwag 113 8503
Virat Kohli 81 6878
Db Vengsarkar 116 6868
Mohammad Asaduddin/td> 99 6215
Gr Viswanath 91 6080

Kohli is also on record as the successful Test captain ever with 29 wins under his reign.

Last but important, Kohli’s win-loss ratio is 2.9, the best by any Indian captain and third in the global list next to Australia’s Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting.

Quickest 26th Test Ton in Terms of innings Played
S.No Players Inns
1 Sunil Gavaskar (Ind) 144
2 Virat Kohli (Ind) 138
3 Sachin Tendulkar (Ind) 136
4 SPD Smith (Aus) 121
5 DG Bradman (Aus) 69
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Posted by IndianEra, 12/10/2019