A brief look at all 29 centuries of Virat Kohli in Test Cricket

A brief look at all 28 centuries of Virat Kohli in Test Cricket
A brief look at all 28 centuries of Virat Kohli in Test Cricket

Virat Kohli is one of the greatest cricketers of our time, and he has been breaking records since he burst onto the international scene. Kohli has been particularly impressive in Test cricket, where he has established himself as one of the leading batsmen in the world. Test cricket is the longest format of the game, played over five days. It is considered the ultimate test of a player’s skill, temperament, and endurance. Scoring a century in a Test match is a significant achievement as it requires a batsman to perform consistently over an extended period. In this article, we will take a closer look at Test centuries of Virat Kohli and examine what makes them so special.

Test Centuries of Virat Kohli
virat kohli 1st test century

Kohli made his Test debut for India in June 2011, and it did not take him long to announce himself on the big stage. He scored his first Test century in just his sixth innings, against Australia in Adelaide. It was a remarkable knock, as Kohli scored an unbeaten 116 in a losing cause, against a bowling attack that included the likes of Mitchell Johnson and Ryan Harris. It was a sign of things to come from Kohli, who would go on to score many more centuries in Test cricket.

Kohli’s Test centuries have come against a variety of opposition and in a range of conditions. He has scored centuries in Australia, England, South Africa, West Indies, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh, and he has also scored centuries in India against all major Test-playing nations. Kohli’s highest Test score is 254 not out, which he scored against South Africa in Pune in 2019.

All Double Centuries of Virat Kohli in Tests
All Double Centuries of Virat Kohli in Tests

Kohli’s ability to score centuries on difficult pitches and against high-quality bowling attacks is what sets him apart from many of his contemporaries. He has the technique, the temperament, and the hunger to succeed at the highest level, and he has consistently delivered the goods for India in Test cricket.

List of Virat Kohli's Test hundreds:
List of Virat Kohli’s Test hundreds:

List of Virat Kohli’s Test Centuries:

  1. 116(213) vs AUS in Adelaide, 2012
  2. 103(193) vs NZ in Bengaluru, 2012
  3. 103(295) vs ENG in Nagpur, 2012
  4. 107(206) vs AUS in Chennai, 2013
  5. 119(181) vs SA in Johannesburg, 2013
  6. 105*(135) vs NZ in Wellington, 2014
  7. 115(184) vs AUS in Adelaide, 2014
  8. 141(175) vs AUS in Adelaide, 2014
  9. 169(272) vs AUS in Melbourne, 2014
  10. 147(230) vs AUS in Sydney, 2015
  11. 103(191) vs SL in Galle, 2015
  12. 200(283) vs WI in North Sound, 2016
  13. 211(366) vs NZ in Indore, 2016
  14. 167(267) vs ENG in Visakhapatnam, 2016
  15. 235(340) vs ENG in Mumbai(WS), 2016
  16. 204(246) vs BAN in Hyderabad, 2017
  17. 103*(136) vs SL in Galle, 2017
  18. 104*(119) vs SL in Kolkata, 2017
  19. 213(267) vs SL in Nagpur, 2017
  20. 243(287) vs SL in Delhi, 2017
  21. 153(217) vs SA in Centurion, 2018
  22. 149(225) vs ENG in Birmingham, 2018
  23. 103(197) vs ENG in Nottingham, 2018
  24. 139(230) vs WI in Rajkot, 2018
  25. 123(257) vs AUS in Perth, 2018
  26. 254*(336) vs SA in Pune, 2019
  27. 136(194) vs BAN in Kolkata, 2019
  28. 186(364) vs AUS in Ahmedabad, 2023
  29. 121(206) vs WI in Trinidad, 2023
Virat Kohli's 28th test century
Virat Kohli’s 28th test century