In a momentous match during his 500th international appearance against West Indies in Port of Spain, Virat Kohli etched his name in the annals of cricket history by equalling the legendary Sir Don Bradman’s record. On the second day of the Test match, 21st July, Kohli showcased his batting prowess, notching up his 29th Test century with an unbeaten innings at Queen’s Park Oval.
The century came after a wait of almost five years for an overseas Test century, making it all the more special for the Indian cricket icon. The landmark century was achieved with a boundary against Jomel Warrican on the second ball of the 91st over in the Indian innings.
During his stay at the crease in the first innings of the 2nd Test, Kohli faced a total of 206 deliveries, displaying his immense skill and determination. His innings of 121 runs, peppered with 11 boundaries, played a pivotal role in India’s resurgence after a mid-innings collapse. Kohli’s partnership with the world’s top-ranked Test all-rounder, Ravindra Jadeja (61), resulted in an impressive 159-run stand for the fifth wicket, which bolstered India’s first-innings total to a challenging 438 runs.
With this century, Virat Kohli’s name now stands side by side with the cricketing legend, Sir Don Bradman, in the prestigious list of players with 29 Test centuries to their credit. The achievement marks yet another milestone in the extraordinary career of one of India’s finest cricketing talents.