Virat Kohli becomes first Asian with tons in Australia, South Africa and England in same year
He notched an incredible knock of 123 runs from 257 balls in Perth.
Updated - Dec 16, 2018 3:44 pm
Indian batsman Virat Kohli has gone from strength to strength ever since he made his international debut back in 2008. Initially, he was a consistent performer in the limited-overs cricket but was inconsistent in Test cricket. However, he has well and truly come of ages and is currently India’s most dependable batsman in all the three formats of the illustrious sport.
The Delhi cricketer is currently in Australia for the four-match series, which the home team is leading 1-0 following their 31-run victory at the renowned Adelaide Oval. Kohli couldn’t flourish in the first match and managed scores of 3 and 34, much to his disappointment. Nevertheless, the second Test at the new Perth Stadium has been memorable for the 30-year-old bearded beast.
Another record for Virat Kohli
He notched an incredible knock of 123 runs from 257 balls in the first innings. The right-hander’s knock was laced with 13 boundaries and a six. He came to bat after the visitors were reduced to 8/2 following a fiery burst of fast bowling from Josh Hazlewood and left-arm speedster Mitchell Starc. In the meantime, Virat has made own yet another record in international cricket.
He became the first Asian batsman to score centuries in England, South Africa, and Australia in the same calendar year as per reports in Times Now. In Test cricket, he started the year with a knock of 153 against the Proteas. But the knock wasn’t enough to take India to victory. Thereafter, Virat scored his maiden Test ton in England, with a knock of 149 from 225 deliveries.
To his dismay, even that knock came in a losing cause. Nonetheless, his next century at Trent Bridge in Nottingham helped India to a victory by 203 runs. Kohli would now hope that his efforts don’t go in vain in the ongoing match. He also scored three ODI tons against South Africa in Durban, Cape Town, and Centurion respectively. India comprehensively won that series 5-1.