Virat Kohli becomes second fastest to 25th Test ton

Vastavam web: Virat Kohli Sunday became the second fastest to 25 Test centuries with his sixth ton in Australia, joining boyhood hero Sachin Tendulkar, and celebrated by suggesting he lets his bat do the talking. The 30-year-old Kolhi, however, fell to a controversial catch after leading India’s fightback in the second Test here. In reply to Australia’s first-innings total of 326 all out, India were 252 for seven at lunch on the third day, with Kohli doing the bulk of scoring.

Kohli reached his seventh century against Australia in style, playing a classic drive off Mitchell Starc. If anyone has seen a better player across all the different formats then I haven’t seen him @imVkohli is incredible Loved his ‘let the Bat do the talking’ celebration !!” former England captain Michael Vaughan tweeted. Spin legend Shane Warne wrote on his twitter handle, “Congrats to @imVkohli on another magnificent 100. A completely different class to any other batsman playing international cricket & on the planet. An absolute joy to watch – well played!”

Countryman Sachin Tendulkar is third with 130, while Don Bradman managed it in just 68. Kohli is now the 11th batsman to complete 1000 Test runs in a calendar year overseas and the third Indian to achieve the mark after Rahul Dravid (1137 runs in 18 innings in 2002) and Mohinder Amarnath (1065 runs in 16 innings in 1983).