India skipper Virat Kohli added another achievement to his success list as he came at par with Don Bradman’s record of scoring eight 150 plus score in Test matches as a captain. On totality, this was the ninth time when Kohli surpassed the 150-run mark. Kohli bought this credit to his name during the third day of the second Test match against South Africa at the Super Sport Park in Centurion on Monday. The 29-year-old Kohli improved the graph of his career’s 21st Test ton and achieved a brilliant 153 before being sent back to the pavilion by Morne Morkel.
The legendary Don Bradman has scored eight 150 plus scores in Test matches as a captain and the Indian run-machine Virat Kohli achieved this grand milestone in his career’s 65th Test match.
The list has former Australia captain Michael Clarke on the third position with seven 150 plus scores.
Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene, West Indies’ Brian Lara and South Africa’s Graeme Smith have achieved this magnificent feat seven times in their truly successful career as a captain.
Kohli also came to be the second captain from Asia who scored a century on the South African soil.
Sachin Tendulkar tops the list and is the first captain to achieve this remarkable success. In 1997, the batting champion scored a terrific 169 at Cape Town.
This was the second Test hundred of Kohli in South Africa, the second-most after Sachin Tendulkar who has a record of five Test hundreds here.
At Centurion, Kohli also became the first visiting captain to touch the 150-run mark.
The Delhi boy became the first overseas captain who reached the score of a Test hundred at Centurion. The previous highest for a visiting captain at the same ground was 90 by the great MS Dhoni back in 2010.