Virat Kohli is back among the runs, which means the every Indian fan is happy. On Saturday, he made his 13 fan is happy. On Saturday, he made his 13th Test hundred against New Zealand at a packed Holkar Stadium in Indore, who had come to witness the Indian cricket team play a Test at the venue for the first time.
It was also Kohli’s 6th Test hundred as a captain and a much-needed one at that, considering that post the double hundred against the West Indies, he had failed to notch up a single big score. The century is his second one in 2016 and while in the limited-overs format, he has been unquestionably India's best batsman, in Tests he has a chance to become with five more Tests coming up against England and five in total at the start of 2017 with Bangladesh(1) and Australia(4).
On Saturday, post his century, when Gavaskar was asked when he thought Kohli would break his record for the most number of hundreds in Tests for an Indian captain, the 67-year-old revealed he expected him to do so in another six Test matches.
“I think another six Tests. He should be there in about 6-10 Test matches. We have got five Tests against England and four against Australia, so by the end o the season,“ he said.
In his career thus far, Kohli has one hundred against England, which he made in the 2012 series in Nagpur and he has an amazing six hundreds against Australia and in the upcoming season, he will hope to add a few more centuries to that list.
Gavaskar scored 11 Test centuries in 47 Tests as India captain and in 17 matches so far Kohli has made 6. The other six centuries in his career have come against the West Indies(1), New Zealand(3 including this one), South Africa(1), Sri Lanka(1) and he looks very good to make many more in the future.
At Lunch on Day 2, India were 358 for 3 with Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane still in the middle.
Most number of hundreds made by an Indian captain
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