(Odisha Sports): Team India skipper Virat Kohli on Friday registered his 26th Test century and became the first Indian to score 40 hundreds as captain.
He achieved the feat on the second day of the 2nd Test match against South Africa in Pune. Kohli brought up his ton in the 109th over of the Indian innings. The right handed batsman now has 26 centuries in just 81 matches. He is now at the 53rd position in the all time list of leading run scorers in Test cricket.
Virat now joins former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting at the 2nd spot of most Test tons as captain list. He surpassed Dilip Vengsarkar (6868) in the all-time list of leading run-getters in Test cricket. Ponting has the most International hundreds as a skipper. He had 41 centuries as the captain for Australia in International Cricket.
Earlier this year, Kohli surpassed MS Dhoni to become the most successful Indian Test captain.