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Virat Kohli has finally smashed a century in international cricket after 1020 days. The 71st century he has scored in international cricket puts him joint-second-most all-time in this category.

After a lengthy lean patch, Virat Kohli broke his century against the Mohammad Nabi-led Afghanistan National Cricket Team in the fifth match of the Asia Cup 2022 Super 4 round at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday, September 8.

Kohli recorded his final international century in November 2019. His most recent test century came against Bangladesh in November 2019 at Eden Gardens, while his most recent ODI century came against West Indies in August 2019 at Queen’s Park Oval.

Virat Kohli’s maiden international century took precisely 2 years, 9 months, and 16 days. Kohli hit his first T20I century.

Virat Kohli has now become the fourth Indian National Cricket Team batter to register a century in all three forms, after Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, and KL Rahul.

After 522 innings, Kohli became the quickest player in cricket history to reach the 71-century mark. In 523 and 652 innings, Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting each scored their 71st international century.

Kohli performed admirably in the match against Afghanistan, striking a half-century off 32 balls. It took him 53 balls to get his century against a strong Afghanistan bowling attack.

He scored 122 runs off 61 balls with a strike rate of 200, including 12 fours and six sixes. Kohli is presently the leading run-scorer in the ongoing Asia Cup. India managed to score 212/2 after losing the toss and batting first.

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