Dhaka – Indian batsman Virat Kohli scored the 71st international century of his career. He had to wait almost three years to score his 71st century.
Kohli scored a century in the Asia Cup match against Afghanistan in Dubai on Thursday.
Kohli has scored a century since November 2019. This is Kolhi’s first T20I century, having previously scored centuries in ODIs and Tests.
After resting Rohit Sharma, Kohli opened with KL Rahul.
Kohli scored 32 half-centuries in T20Is but managed to hit a century for the first time. He completed his century in 53 balls. )
In the match, he completed 3500 in T20 and also completed 100 sixes in T20 career.
Kohli equaled Ricky Ponting’s record as he completed his much-awaited 71st international century.
Now Kohli and Ponting are tied for the second most centuries with 71 international centuries. Sachin Tendulkar scored the most centuries.
In Thursday’s match, Kohli scored 122 runs off 61 balls and India batted first to add 212 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. This is the highest score in the ongoing tournament.