Indian captain Virat Kohli is craving for a century. Last year, Kohli did not manage to score a single century. Kohli, who has been called the king of centuries, has himself been frustrated for a century and hopes that Kohli and his fans at the world’s largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad may end. Virat Kohli last scored a century in Test format against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Coincidentally, that match was also a day-night test match and now the test match to be played in Ahmedabad is also to be played with pink ball. Virat Kohli will end his century drought and set a new record by beating former Australia captain Ricky Ponting. Kohli has 41 centuries as a captain in international cricket. He has already matched Ricky Potting in this regard. The two are first combined. Now Kohli has a chance to overtake him.
Ponting played 324 matches to score 41 international centuries. While Virat has scored 41 centuries in 190 matches. Graeme Smith of South Africa is third on this list. He has scored 33 centuries in 286 international matches as a captain. At number four is Steve Smith of Australia. He has scored 20 centuries in 93 international matches as captain. In the last 10 innings, Kohli has not scored a single century.
Now he would like to overtake Ponting with a century. If Team India wins this third Test match, Virat Kohli will become the captain, who has won the most Test matches at home. He will surpass the record of former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Both are currently tied 21-21 as captain. The list also includes former captain Mohammad Azharuddin (13 Test wins), Sourav Ganguly (10 Test wins) and Sunil Gavaskar (7 Test wins). In this case, he will have the chance to become the country’s most successful Test captain, overtaking Dhoni in Motera.