Virat Kohli test century
Virat Kohli test century

Last Update on: March 21st, 2023 at 03:42 pm

Virat Kohli notched up his first Test century in over 3 years in the last match of the Border-Gavaskar trophy against Australia. Speaking of the innings, he claimed that the ton gave him a sense of calm and excitement.

Played in the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad from March 7-11, the last match of the series saw Kohli scoring an impressive 186 in India’s only innings in the match.

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Following India drawing that match, they have booked their ticket to the second consecutive World Test Championship final, this time against the Aussies.

The former India captain, who has 28 centuries in Test matches, scored the previous ton in this format against Bangladesh in November 2019. His latest knock ended the 3-year drought.

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Speaking with AB de Villiers on the South African’s YouTube channel, Kohli highlighted how the triple-digit score calmed down his cricketing life.

“So, when I made the hundred and converted it into a big one, that gave me a sense of calmness, relaxation, and excitement again. You kind of become comfortable with your game, and your thinking, and your heart is not rising before the next practice session. You eventually want to be in such a space. And that particular hundred gave me a grounded feeling back. Just from a cricketing perspective.”

Virat also ended a 3-year century drought in ODIs when he scored one against Bangladesh in December last year. He also started the year with a bang, scoring 2 tons in three ODIs against Sri Lanka in January.

Shoaib Akhtar makes massive prediction about Virat Kohli’s Test future

Virat Kohli ended his 3-year century drought in Test matches during India’s most recent 5-day outing against Australia. He is now 28 centuries in the format. Currently aged 34, he probably still has a few years of cricket in him. Former Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar has made a bold prediction regarding Virat’s future in Test cricket.

Akhtar has backed the RCB player to shatter Sachin Tendulkar’s century record. He also suggested that Kohli should prioritize ODIs and Test matches on the International level to preserve his body, so he could play for the next 6-8 years on the highest level.

“As a cricketer, if you ask me, I feel he should stick with only Test and ODI formats. T20I unki energy bahot nikaal deta hai (T20I format drains a lot of his energy). He is a very excited kind of character. He wants to be out there, he wants to look good. He wants to have a good time in T20Is. He likes it. But at times, he needs to save his body. How old is he right now? 34 right? Easily he can play for about 6 to 8 years. If he plays 30-50 more Test matches, I’m sure it won’t be difficult for him to score 25 centuries in those Test matches,” Akhtar said.

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