New Delhi: When Team India captain Virat Kohli enters the final of the World Test Championship (WTC) against New Zealand on the ground of Southampton today, Ricky Ponting will have a world record on his target. Virat Kohli will make a big world record as soon as he hits a century in Test cricket and will leave behind former Australian captain Ricky Ponting. The final match of the World Test Championship will be played from 18 to 22 June.
Kohli will create history
If 32-year-old Virat Kohli manages to score a century against New Zealand in Southampton, then he will become the captain with the most 42 centuries in international cricket. With this, he will leave behind Ricky Ponting, who has 41 centuries in his name as captain in international cricket. Kohli currently has a total of 41 centuries as captain in Tests, ODIs and T20 Internationals and is on a par with Australian legend Ricky Ponting.
Most centuries in international cricket as a captain
1. Virat Kohli – 41 Centuries / Ricky Ponting – 41 Centuries
2. Graeme Smith – 33 Centuries
3. Steve Smith – 20 Centuries
4. Michael Clarke – 19 Centuries
70 centuries in the name of Kohli so far
Talking about the most centuries in international cricket, Virat Kohli has 70 centuries to his name. Ponting (71) and Sachin Tendulkar are ahead of Virat Kohli. Since last year till now, Virat Kohli has not scored a single century with the bat, but in the final of the World Test Championship (WTC), Virat Kohli will be desperate to score a century. If Kohli scores a century in Southampton, he will equal Ricky Ponting’s record of 71 centuries in international cricket.
Most centuries in international cricket
1. Sachin Tendulkar – 100 Centuries
2. Ricky Ponting – 71 Centuries
3. Virat Kohli – 70 Centuries