Well, Virat Kohli delivered what the fans have asked from him in the historic Test match. The flamboyant batsman smashed a brilliant century at Eden Gardens thus opening the century-list for the Indians in the Pink Ball Test. During the course of his tremendous knock, Virat Kohli broke quite a few records for the Indian National Cricket Team in the world charts.
Firstly, he became the first Indian skipper to score 5000 runs in the Test format of the game. The likes of Sourav Ganguly, Mohammad Azharuddin, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni are few other notable batsmen, who led the Indian team but failed to reach 5000 runs with the bat as the skipper.
Virat Kohli equals Ricky Ponting for most centuries as captain:
And also, Virat Kohli is the fastest to reach 5000 test runs as captain in the world cricket. He finished the task in 86 innings. Overall, he was the six captain to reach the mark after Clive Llyod, Allan Border, Ricky Ponting, Stephen Fleming and Graeme Smith.
And off course, he was the 1st Indian batsman to hit a century in day/night test. Further, Virat Kohli registered 20th century in Tests as captain. He overtakes Ricky Ponting, who scored 19 Test centuries as the skipper of Australia. Graeme Smith of South Africa tops the chart with 25 Test centuries as the skipper.
Kohli scored his 41st international century (across formats) as a captain to equal the record held by Ricky Ponting. The Indian captain, however, took half the number of innings to reach this landmark (188 compared to Ponting’s 376).
He was also the fastest to reach 70 international hundreds, reaching the landmark in 439 innings, with Sachin Tendulkar occupying the second spot at 505 innings. Ricky Ponting slots behind Tendulkar, having reached the milestone in 649 innings. Overall, Virat Kohli was the third batsman to score 70 International centuries.