IND v WI 2018: Virat Kohli in line to coming second only to Sir Don Bradman

Sir Don Bradman reached his 25th Test century in just 68th inning.

Virat Kohli completed 24 Test centuries in the 1st Test against WI in Rajkot | AFPVirat Kohli scored his 24th Test hundred in the first Test against West Indies in Rajkot and with it became the second fastest batsman to reach the milestone. His single-minded tactic towards run making in all circumstances and across all formats has hurled him to the summit of modern-day batsmanship.  

The no.1 ranked batsman in ICC Test rankings has worked hard to achieve all the accolades and if and when he walks out to bat against the West Indies in the second Test at Hyderabad, he might become the second fastest batsman to reach the milestone of 25th Test century.

The fastest man to reach 25 Test hundreds was the one and only Sir Donald Bradman of Australia, who achieved the feat in his 68th inning. He remains the bar when it comes to Test batting, but if Kohli manages to make his 25th century in Hyderabad; he will leave behind some famous names behind like Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Matthew Hayden, and Sir Garfield Sobers.

Fastest to 25 Test centuries (in terms of innings):

Batsman

Innings taken

Sir Donald Bradman (AUS)

68

Sachin Tendulkar (IND)

130

Sunil Gavaskar (IND)

138

Matthew Hayden (AUS)

139

Sir Garfield Sobers (WI)

147


After the mercurial Sir Garry Sobers, South African Hashim Amla (155) and Australia’s Ricky Ponting (156) are the other prominent batsmen on the list. Virat has so far played 123 innings in Tests and has 6 more innings to break his idol Tendulkar’s record.  


By Jatin Sharma - 10 Oct, 2018

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