Centurion Test, another achievement has been registered in the name of Indian captain Virat Kohli. He is the second Indian cricketer to have scored two centuries in Test cricket in South Africa. Sachin Tendulkar’s name is 5th Century. Not only that, he is the second Indian captain who has scored a hundred here. Sachin Tendulkar had done this before him.
Tendulkar played 169 runs in Cape Town on the 1996-97 tour of India. This was the only time that the Indian captain made the century in South Africa. At the same time, Virat Kohli scored 119 runs in Johannesburg in December 2013. At that time he was playing as a player. Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the captain of the team.
On the third day of the second match of the three-Test series against South Africa on Monday, he scored 21st century in his 65th Test. He is one step away from Mohammad Azharuddin’s 22nd century in India’s batting line-up of the most centuries in Test cricket.
On the second day of the match, Kohli returned unbeaten on 85 runs. On the third day, he completed his century by scoring two runs off Lungi Nudidi. When Kohli came to bat, India was in crisis by making 28 runs on two wickets, but the captain continued his innings with the right balance of patience and aggression.
He shared a 79-run partnership with Murali Vijay for the first third wicket. Vijay was dismissed by 46 runs. South Africa scored 335 runs in their first innings. India had to face defeat by 72 runs in the first Test played in Cape Town.