Virat Kohli ends 3-year Test century drought with a patient 100 against Australia in the Ahmedabad Test


Indian batter Virat Kohli notched up his 28th Test century on Day 4 (Sunday) of the 4th Test against Australia in Ahmedabad. With a patient knock, Kohli ended his long Test century drought of over three years.

41 innings taken by Kohli to go from No 27 to 28. His previous longest wait was 11 innings that he took between his 11th and 12th Test centuries.

2633 deliveries taken by Kohli between the two hundreds.

25.70 was Kohli’s Test average between his 27th and 28th Test centuries. In the same period his peers Joe Root scored at 53, Kane Williamson at 56 and Steve Smith at 48.India’s Virat Kohli kisses the locket as he celebrates scoring a century. (AP Photo)

13 centuries scored by Joe Root in the said period where Kohli went without a Test century. In November 2019, Root had only 16 Test centuries, now he has overtaken Kohli and has 29 to his name.

241 deliveries taken by Kohli to score his century in Ahmedabad is his second lowest behind the 289 balls he took to score a hundred against England at Nagpur 2012.

6.85 the dip in Kohli’s average between his last two Test centuries.

India’s Virat Kohli, right, celebrates with his teammate Axar Patel after scoring a century. (AP Photo)

46 different venues where Kohli has scored a century. Only Sachin Tendulkar is ahead of him (53 venues).

552 innings taken by Kohli to score 75 international centuries. The least among all, overtaking Sachin Tendulkar’s 566.

8 centuries puts Kohli on par with Sunil Gavaskar’s tally of hundreds against Australia. Sachin Tendulkar is leading the list with 11.


When Virat Kohli scored his last Test hundred –
Joe Root: 7282 at 48.41 (16 hundreds)
Virat Kohli: 7202 at 54.97 (27 hundreds)
Steve Smith: 7033 at 64 (26 hundreds)
Kane Williamson: 6322 at 52.21 (20 hundreds)

Joe Root 10948 at 50.22 (29 hundreds)
Steve Smith 8744 at 58.89 (30 hundreds)
Virat Kohli 8230 at 48.12 (27 hundreds)
Kane Williamson 7787 at 53.33 (26 hundreds)