Virat Kohli Could Equal Pakistan Legend Inzamam-ul-Haq’s Record In Hyderabad

Virat Kohli is in sublime touch with the bat against the ongoing West Indies series © AFP

Indian team captain Virat Kohli could add another record to his tally when India take on West Indies in the second Test beginning Friday in Hyderabad. Virat Kohli has 24 centuries his name and the India skipper is one century short of equalling former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq, who has 25 Test centuries to his name. 29-year-old Virat Kohli has played 72 Tests so far, scoring 6286 runs at an average of 54.66, while Inzamam-ul-Haq scored 8830 in 120 Tests at an average of 49.60. With 24 centuries, Kohli is on the 21st spot in the list of most centuries in Tests. India batting legend Sachin Tendulkar tops the tally with 51 centuries. Tendulkar has amassed 15921 runs in 200 Tests at an average of 53.78.

In ODIs, Kohli is the second in the list of century scorers in ODIs. With 35 centuries to his name, Kohli is behind Tendulkar, who has 49 centuries under his belt. Kohli has scored 9779 runs in 211 ODIs at an average of 58.20.

India currently lead 1-0 in the two-match Test series against West Indies. The visitors were thumped by the hosts after an innings and 272 runs defeat in the first Test. Kohli, debutant Prithvi Shaw and Ravindra Jadeja scored their respective hundreds to ensure India resounding win over their opponents.

The win at Rajkot helped the world’s top Test side surpass their previous biggest win against Afghanistan by an innings and 262 runs during the minnows’ debut five-day game in June.

The Windies will have a chance to reclaim some of their lost pride when they face India in the second Test at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, starting October 12.