After a couple of good-looking innings, India’s star batter Virat Kohli finally ended the wait for a century in the longest format of the game as he hit a ton in the ongoing fourth Test of the Border Gavaskar Trophy 2022-23. On Sunday, Kohli ended the drought that has been going on for more than three years. The batter reached the three-figure mark with a single.
Kohli was chuffed to bits after reaching the milestone but as has been the case of late, he just had a broad smile on his face. "600kg Gorilla off his back," Ravi Shastri boomed on commentary as Kohli raised his bat, then removed his helmet with a smile and kissed his necklace in relief to a standing ovation from the Ahmedabad crowd.
Watch his celebration here:
The batter did not stop there as he also breached the 150-run mark. Kohli continued to capitalize on the bad balls and scored as many runs as he could. He now has eight Test hundreds against Australia, second-most, on par with Sunil Gavaskar on a list that is topped by Sachin Tendulkar, who has 11. His 28th Test ton is also his 75th international hundred.
The former India skipper brought up his much-needed hundred in 241 balls. It was the most-awaited ton as his last century came against Bangladesh in November 2019. With this century, he took his international century tally to 75. Kohli's hundred has chipped off a chunk of Australia's lead as India look to press home the advantage.
(With ANI Inputs)