New Delhi: Team India captain Virat Kohli will have the world record of Ricky Ponting on his target when he gets to play the first Test match against England in Chennai. Virat Kohli will make a big world record as soon as he scores a century in Test cricket and will leave behind former Australia champion captain Ricky Ponting. From February 5, the first Test match will be played between India and England in Chennai.
If 32-year-old Virat Kohli manages to score a century in Chennai against England, he will become the captain with the highest number of 42 centuries in international cricket. With this, he will leave behind Ricky Ponting, who has 41 centuries in international cricket as a captain. Kohli currently has 41 centuries as captain in Tests, ODIs and T20 Internationals and is at par with Australian legend Ricky Ponting.
Highest century in international cricket as captain
1. Virat Kohli – 41 centuries / Ricky Potting – 41 centuries
2. Graeme Smith – 33 centuries
3. Steve Smith – 20 centuries
4. Michael Clarke – 19 Centuries
Talking of the most centuries in international cricket, Virat Kohli has 70 centuries so far. Ponting (71) and Sachin Tendulkar are ahead of Virat Kohli. Last year, Virat Kohli’s bat did not have a single century, but this year Virat Kohli will be desperate to score a century. If Kohli scores a century in Chennai, he will be equal to Ricky Ponting’s record of 71 centuries in international cricket.
Highest century in international cricket
1. Sachin Tendulkar – 100 centuries
2. Ricky Potting – 71 centuries
3. Virat Kohli – 70 centuries