Virat Kohli has equalled Ricky Ponting’s record of 71 hundreds in international cricket. The star batter ended his century drought by hitting a well-compiled one in the Asia Cup 2022 match against Afghanistan.
The 33-year-old accumulated 122 not out of 61 balls, with the help of 12 fours and 6 sixes at the Dubai International Stadium.
He took the least innings to score 71 tons, with Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting falling behind. The right-handed complete the milestone in 522 innings, one more than great Sachin.
Least Innings taken to Score 71 100s
522 – Virat Kohli*
523 – Sachin Tendulkar
652 – Ricky Ponting
Promoted to open the batting in Rohit Sharma’s absence, he and KL Rahul stitched a 100-plus partnership. Rahul was dismissed after scoring 62 runs off 41 balls.