Virat Kohli, the man on a mission continues his impeccable form and played another masterful innings to complete his 50th international century (18th in Tests) against Sri Lanka in search of victory in the rain affected opening Test match at the Eden Gardens.
The interesting thing is that he made his debut century (in ODIs) and 50th century (in Tests) against the same opponent at the same historic venue (Sri Lanka and Eden Gardens). Ironically, Virat Kohli is the first Indian captain to score a duck and century in the same Test.
Currently, the batting great is halfway through to Sachin's massive milestone of 100 centuries and stands at eighth place in the most international centuries list. Before the Indian captain, Ricky Ponting (71), Kumar Sangakkara (63), Jaques Kallis (62), Hashim Amla (54), Mahela Jayawardene (54) and Brian Lara (53) are other cricketers in the top list.
Moreover, Kohli and Amla are the joint-quickest (in 348 innings) to reach the 50 centuries milestone. Sachin took 376 innings to reach the same landmark.
This master player with 50 plus average across all formats is certainly a batsman in a different league of legends. The Run Machine can shift gears according to the game with an unparalleled belief in himself accompanied with supreme confidence, elegance and aggression.
Having age in his hand with limitless potential and unending hunger for runs, he has every possibility of breaking Sachin's record number of centuries in the coming future.