Perth (December 16, 2018): Indian Skipper Virat Kohli brought up his 25th ton on Sunday and his sixth in Australia, levelling with his boyhood hero Sachin Tendulkar.
Playing in his 75th Test, the Indian run-machine did it in style with a classic straight drive off Mitchell Starc to reach triple figures on day three of the second Test in Perth.
Virat Kohli hit 11 fours in the battling 214-ball ton after coming to the crease on a fast and bouncy pitch with his team in trouble at eight for two in reply to Australia´s first innings total of 326.Eventually, Kohli got out for 123, caught at slip by a diving Peter Handscomb off Pat Cummins.
While Tendulkar took 20 Tests to get his six centuries, Kohli only needed 10, further cementing his place as one of the all-time greats.Although, when the Indian Skipper reached the 100-run mark, he took off his helmet, pointed to his bat and gestured with his glove that he was letting it do the talking for him.
Kohli had resumed on 82 and barely gave the Australians a glimmer of a chance in reaching the ton, playing an array of strokes all around the wicket.