Virat Kohli scored his 21st Test century in the Centurion Test against South Africa on Monday. He scored 153 as the team was bowled out for 307 to concede a 28-run lead. It was a superhuman effort from captain Kohli as the rest of the players failed to put up a single fifty. Here are some superhuman facts on King Kohli’s Test centuries.
8 In his last 10 Test centuries, Virat Kohli has cracked 8 scores of 150 and above, which include 6 double tons. The two scores below 150 are unbeaten tons (103* and 104*)
1 Kohli’s first 11 centuries had only one score of 150 and above. And in the next 10 centuries, he has 8 scores of 150 and above.
4 Kohli has scored 4 tons in his last 7 Test innings. It includes three consecutive tons in three Tests against Sri Lanka.
132.67 Kohli averages 132.67 in his last 7 Test innings. It includes four tons and one fifty.
9 Kohli has scored 9 Test centuries at a strike rate of above 70. 4 of those tons have come at a strike rate of above 80.
10 Since July 2016, Kohli has scored 6 double tons and overall 10 tons in 24 Tests. He has scored a ton every 2.4 Tests.
3 During the same period, Kohli has just three fifties. So, out of 13 times in 24 Tests Kohli has went past 50 in a Test innings, he has went on to score a ton 10 times. That’s a conversion rate of 77 percent.
1 Kohli has been dismissed in nervous 90s only once in his Test career. He was dismissed for 96 against South Africa at Johannesburg in 2013 and missed out on scoring a ton each in both the innings.
0 Kohli has scored a duck and a ton in a Test once – against Sri Lanka at Kolkata in 2007, making him a few players to do so in Test cricket.
10 Kohli has bettered his Test score a record 11 times. Here’s the sequence of his Test scores – (52, 63, 75, 116,119, 141, 169, 200, 211, 235, 243)