Top 5 centuries of Virat Kohli in Test Matches
There are few things in the cricketing world which seem to be difficult for Virat Kohli at the moment. People talk about his purple patch, but then this patch has been on for the past 4-5 years. He has just gone from strength to strength, first in One Day Internationals, and then when he made his spot in the Test Team.
Perhaps it is safe to say that the Indian test skipper has attained a mental state which very few athletes get into, and if he can just keep himself motivated there will be no records left in cricket when he eventually hangs his boots.
He is fit, determined and ready to take on any challenge that comes his way. Although, there are few doubts over his Test Career, well anything will pale when pitted against his ODI feats, but there is little doubt that the man himself will be motivated to stamp his authority over the format which matters the most.
The average of 44.02 is not bad, but considering the player and his ability it does not fit the bill. However, this average is on the ascendancy, and this tour to West Indies will be another test for him, both as a captain and as a batsman.
As he enters the 5th year of his Test Career, we take a look at 5 of his most inspired Test Centuries.
#5 119 vs South Africa (Wanderers 2013)
In many ways, this innings gave him the belief that he could be successful overseas too. Bracing up against Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander, Virat Kohli found his groove early on and notched up a superlative century to drive home the advantage early on the first day.
He came into bat as India were struggling at 24/2 and then formed a crucial partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara for the fifth wicket. Also, this was the first Test Match after Sachin Tendulkar had retired and Kohli walking into bat at number 4 displayed why he could take the great man's legacy forward.
He saw the tricky and fiery spell of Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel through and cashed in on Imran Tahir and JP Duminy. In an un-Kohli like demeanour, he was not all combative but looked in the zone and kept accumulating runs.
The 5th Test Century was then just inevitable, and it did come.