Relive the Moment, Watch Virat Kohli score his 70th International Century – Video

Virat Kohli is a name that every cricket player and fan has admired at some point of time. The former Indian skipper has already cemented himself among the greatest batsmen of all time. He has already achieved that much, which is still a dream for many cricketers.

Virat has almost every batting record under his belt. But the fact is that he is currently going through a lean patch.

Rather, you can call it a century drought. The run-machine who used to score centuries for fun has not touched the three-figure mark since almost three years. In fact, it is not like that he has not scored anything. During this time, he has scored more than 24 or 25 half-centuries but couldn’t convert it to a big one.

His fans, and even early cricket lovers, are waiting for that moment when he can raise his bat after scoring his 71st international ton. The former Indian skipper scored his last century against Bangladesh at Eden Gardens on November 23, 2019.

His century came in a day and night test, and he became the first Indian to score a century in a pink-ball test. So let’s relive that moment once again.

After winning the toss, Bangladesh took the brave decision of batting first under lights. But that decision totally backfired on them as they got all out for just 106 runs in 30.3. Ishant Sharma picked up five wickets and gave away 22 runs.

Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami took three and two wickets, respectively.  Ishant became the first Indian bowler with a five-wicket haul in a pink-ball Test match.

Watch – Virat Kohli scoring his 70th international century

In reply, India also lost their two openers for 43 runs. Rohit Sharma made 21 and Mayank Agarwal scored 14 runs. The second wicket brought Virat Kohli to the crease. And after that, the rest was history, and that moment hasn’t been renewed till now.

Kohli added 94 runs to his partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara (55) for the third wicket. Then he added another 99 runs to his partnership with Ajinkya Rahane (51) for the fourth wicket.

On the third ball of the 68th over, Kohli flicked a ball from Taijul to the leg-side to complete his 27th Test century and his 20th as a captain. India declared at 347/9 with the captain scoring 137 runs, including 18 boundaries.

In the second innings, India once again showed great discipline and bowled the visitors out for 195 runs. Ishant once again picked up four wickets while Umesh bagged five wickets. In the end, India won that match by an innings and 46 runs.

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