Virat Kohli, one of the most successful cricketers of the present day, has achieved a unique milestone in his career as he has touched the magical mark of 30 international centuries. He has achieved a total of 30 centuries in all formats of the game across Tests, ODIs and T20Is. This makes him the first Indian to do so and he also stands among the list of four other cricketers who have reached the feat.
Kohli had equaled the record of most Test centuries for an Indian batsman held by Sunil Gavaskar. He was able to score his much awaited 30th in Nottingham, during the recent India-England series. During the current year, he has already scored 4 centuries in Test match cricket and 3 in the ODI format.
The Indian skipper’s supreme show of skills had made him the only cricketer in international cricket history to have scored 25 or more centuries in all the three formats of the game. Although, there have been cricketers like Hashim Amla and Tillakaratne Dilshan, who have scored 30 overall centuries, they have failed to reach the 30-century mark in all the three formats, thus making it a unique achievement by Kohli.
Apart from this, Kohli also holds one more record. He has scored the highest number of centuries in India’s run chase in all three formats, which stands at 9. This makes him the most successful player in India’s run chase.
In the coming years, Kohli is expected to break more records in international cricket and become the greatest Indian batsman of all time.
Virat Kohli Total Centuries in Career
Virat Kohli has had an impressive career thus far, having scored a whopping 72 centuries in international cricket. The Indian skipper has achieved the milestone in a mere 253 innings, making him the quickest batsman to register the feat.
Kohli’s first century came against Sri Lanka in 2009, after which he scored a superb 133 against West Indies in the opening match of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. Since then, he has not looked back, consistently churning out runs for India and establishing himself as one of the most talented and destructive batsmen in world cricket.
Kohli has played some outstanding innings for India, winning the Man of the Match award in 26 matches. He has scored 50 plus runs in 19 Test matches and 34 ODIs, with his highest Test score of 254 coming against South Africa this year. His highest ODI score is 183, which he scored against Pakistan in 2012.
The hard-hitting batsman has also been in good form this season and has scored centuries against Bangladesh, England, Sri Lanka and West Indies in the past few months. He also scored four half-centuries in the recent series against England, proving once again why he is considered one of the best batsmen in the world.
Kohli’s mastery of the game has been evident in his overall career run tally — 10,358 runs in 200 innings and 73 centuries. With the kind of form that Kohli has shown over the years, it is almost certain that he will add to his tally of centuries in the future.
Virat Kohli Total Centuries in T20
Virat Kohli is one of the most successful batsmen in the history of the sport and his accomplishments in T20 cricket are no exception. The Indian skipper has featured in 87 T20 games and has gone on to hit a massive total of 20 centuries for his country in that format of the game.
Kohli is known for his sublime batting skills and his knack for scoring centuries and double centuries in the T20 format. He is often referred to as the best batsman in the world by most cricket fans. His consistent performances in this format has seen him score runs for fun and he looks to enhance his reputation even further with more centuries in the future.
Kohli’s 20 centuries in just 87 T20 games is an impressive feat and proves just how good he is. He is particularly lethal against the spinners, often hitting them out of the park with ease. His strong balance at the crease and solid technique have helped him time the bowlers very well in this format.
Virat Kohli’s total of 20 centuries in T20 cricket is a testament to his consistency and hard work. He remains one of the most feared batsmen in the game and is in a league of his own when it comes to T20 cricket. With more T20 games coming up in the future, Kohli will surely be looking to hit even more centuries and cement his place as one of the best batsmen in the world.