Virat Kohli was easily India’s greatest test batter during the last decade, performing admirably in all situations all around the world while scoring numerous amazing century. Kohli’s talent is displayed by his ability to score under pressure and lead India to victory while chasing a large total.
On June 20, 2011, the right-handed hitter made his Test debut against the West Indies. The former India captain has given his fans and supporters plenty of reasons to grin and celebrate team India’s successes over the last 11 years.
Kohli’s greatest contribution to Test cricket has been to elevate India to one of the top teams on the planet. Kohli got out to a slow start with the whites, but once he was given the leadership reins in 2014, he took off.
In Test Matches, Virat Kohli has scored 8043 runs at an average of 49.96. He has 27 centuries and 28 half-centuries to his credit. Kohli has also captained India in 68 test matches, winning 40 of them, With a victory rate of 58.82 percent.
235 vs England, Wankhede:
Virat Kohli had a record-breaking year in Test cricket in 2016. He established himself as one of the top Test players in the world during England’s 2016 tour of India. In the first innings, the visitors had amassed a total of 400 runs. In reply, India amassed 631 runs owing to Virat Kohli’s batting masterclass. With 25 boundaries and a six, he scored 235 runs from 340 deliveries.
119 vs South Africa, Johannesburg:
On a typical South African wicket against a high-quality attack led by Steyn, Morkel, Philander, and Kallis at their best. Coming in at 24/2, Kohli got off to a flying start with an immaculate pull shot from Morkel and was soon on his way to a series of brilliant shots. He cut with confidence, slicing over the slips at times and playing exquisite strokes on the on side as he led India to a total of 280 after scoring 119 off 181 balls with 18 fours. This was also Kohli’s second overseas century in test cricket.
211 vs New Zealand, Indore:
In 2016, the New Zealand squad, captained by Kane Williamson, was playing against India in a three-match Test series. Kohli’s stunning double ton of 211(366) in the first Test gave India the upper hand throughout the Test. Martin Guptill and Jimmy Neesham combined for 299 runs in response to India’s 557/5 in the first innings. Finally, because of R Ashwin‘s superb bowling, India won the Test by a huge margin of 321 runs.
115 vs Australia, Adelaide Oval:
Virat Kohli has a thing for scoring against Australia, especially at Adelaide Oval. Because MS Dhoni was injured, he took over as India’s Test captain for the first time in this match. He got off to a flying start, smashing hundreds in both innings in this Test. Australia scored a massive 517 in the first innings. Virat Kohli, on the other hand, led India’s drive with a superb century. He hit 115 runs in the first innings off 184 deliveries at a strike rate of 62.50 with 12 boundaries as India were bowled out for 444.
105 vs New Zealand, Wellington:
India was given a large total of 435 in the second Test of the two-match Test series in New Zealand, due to New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum‘s unprecedented triple century. India was 10/2 in the chase. Virat Kohli hit a magnificent 105 against the odds, overcoming a bowling assault that included Tim Southee and Trent Boult. Kohli also hit a century in the second innings of a Test match for the first time.