It has finally come to an end. Three years and four months later, Virat Kohli has achieved his 28th Test century against Australia in the fourth Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. This is Kohli’s first Test century since November 23, 2019 – and after 1205 days – ending his unusually long wait for a three-figure score in Test cricket.
With this knock, Kohli has replicated a remarkable feat that the legendary Sunil Gavaskar achieved 40 years ago. Playing his 50th Test at home in 1983, Gavaskar scored a century while batting at No. 4. Surprisingly enough, this too is Kohli’s 50th Test on home soil, and like Gavaskar, he celebrated it with a century. The only difference was that Gavaskar scored his 14th ton at home while Kohli enjoyed his 13th.
Moreover, it is Kohli’s eighth century against Australia, tying him with Gavaskar for the joint second-most tons by an Indian against the Australians, second only to Sachin Tendulkar.