ENG v IND 2018: Rare similarity between Kohli's 23rd Test and Tendulkar's 58th international ton

Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli were part of the 2011 World Cup winning Indian Team.

Virat Kohli hits 58 International Ton against England | Getty Images

Virat Kohli is undoubtedly India’s go-to man in crisis situations in Tests and he has proved that once again. On Monday (20 August), Kohli scored his second century in the Test series and in the process has taken India to a dominating position in the third Test at Trent Bridge. 

So far in the ongoing five-match Test series, Kohli aggregates 440 runs with two centuries and looks to continue his sublime form with the bat against England.

Kohli registered his 23rd Test and 58th International hundred in Nottingham on Monday which came off  197 deliveries which has some striking similarities with his idol Sachin Tendulkar.

17 years back, a 28-year-old Tendulkar also reached the same milestone of 58 international centuries, which also came off 197 deliveries against England and even Sachin was dismissed on 103. 

Noteworthy, it was Kohli’s 23rd Test ton while Tendulkar’s 27th against England in Ahmedabad when they completed their 58th International hundred.

Kohli is still 42 short of equalling Tendulkar's record of hundred international tons. However, Kohli has created an own niche for himself and he is an absolute legend in his own rights. 

Kohli has certainly washed away all the criticism he received regarding his failure in India's previous tour to England. With two Test matches to go still, Kohli can end up scoring another 300 runs in the series. 


By Rashmi Nanda - 21 Aug, 2018

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