India cricket captain Virat Kohli takes a remarkable step in the India vs West Indies 2nd Test at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad. In his 500th international match, Kohli slammed his 76th century, which also marked his 29th test ton. With this magnificent feat, he equaled the legendary Sir Don Bradman’s record of scoring the most Test centuries. This article looks at the significance of that accomplishment, Kohli’s extraordinary innings and the social media reaction to it.
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The Amazing Century
Facing the West Indies bowling attack, Virat Kohli showcased his exceptional batting prowess. After initially taking his time to settle in, Kohli steadily built up his sleeves. He headed the ball expertly, cut with precision and presented his trademark cover drives, leaving the opposition helpless. His century came in style with a fantastic square drive that found the boundary, drawing jubilant celebration from the Indian team and fans alike. This century not only marked his 29th Test ton, but also his 15th away, cementing his reputation as a world-class batsman in all conditions.
Matching Sir Don Bradman’s record
Sir Don Bradman, a cricketing icon, set records that have stood the test of time. Kohli’s success in equaling Bradman’s record of most Test centuries is a testament to his consistency, skill and dedication to the game. The Australian legend’s record was considered untouchable for decades, which makes Kohli’s achievement all the more extraordinary. As one of the “Fab Four” of modern cricket, Kohli’s name now sits alongside Bradman in the pantheon of cricketing greats.
Twitter erupts in praise
— Virat Kohli Fan Club (@Trend_VKohli) July 21, 2023
Virat Kohli marked his 76th century in his 500th international match.
Century No. 76 for King Kohli_
the 76th is here!!!
The man has once again proven to the world that he was, is, and will always be the greatest player in the Virat Kohli Era game _#INDvsWI #ViratKohli_ pic.twitter.com/A7TB1941P9— Priyanshu (@PriyanshuVK18K) July 21, 2023
Century Overseas for India:-
Sachin Tendulkar – 29
Virat Kohli – 28
— Saurav (@saurav_viratian) July 21, 2023
After Kohli’s century, Twitter erupted with congratulatory messages from fans, cricketing legends and other players. Hashtags such as #KingKohli, #ViratKohliCenturion and #500thMatchCentury flooded the platform, trending worldwide. Cricket enthusiasts and pundits celebrated the Indian skipper’s achievements and praised his unwavering commitment to the sport. His feat of scoring a century of testing abroad after 55 months added to the celebration, indicating he is back in top form.
Virat Kohli’s illustrious career is adorned with many records, and his last century only adds to the tally. With 76 international centuries, he leads the field of active players, leaving behind Joe Root, David Warner, Rohit Sharma and Steve Smith. Additionally, in the elite Fab Four group of Kohli, Smith, Root, and Kane Williamson, Kohli now sits in third place with 29 Test Centuries.