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India’s head coach Ravi Shastri on Monday heaped particular reward on Virat Kohli after he notched up his 50th Worldwide century right here and mentioned “sky is the restrict” for the skipper who stands on the midway stage in equalling Sachin Tendulkar’s feat.
“Sky is the restrict. He (Kohli) is a wonderful participant and I’m very pleased,” Shastri mentioned on the sidelines of a promotional occasion after the primary Check towards between India and Sri Lanka resulted in a draw.
Kohli’s starvation for runs and his capability to transform half-centuries into a whole bunch was on full view as he bounced again from his first innings duck to attain an unbeaten 104 to take India inside sniffing distance of an excellent win after being on the backfoot within the first 4 days.
Wickets fell round him however the Indian skipper stored his calm and raced to his 18th Check century.
Within the listing of most variety of centuries, Kohli sits at quantity eighth behind Brian Lara (53), Mahela Jayawardene (54), Hashim Amla (54), Jaques Kallis (62), Kumar Sangakkara (63) Ricky Ponting (71) and iconic Sachin Tendulkar (100), who’s the one cricketer to get 100 worldwide a whole bunch.
The Indian captain has now develop into the eighth batsman ever to attain 50 or extra Worldwide centuries with Tendulkar main the pack.
The listing has the likes of Kumar Sangakkara (63) and Mahela Jayawardene (54) from Sri Lanka, Australian Ricky Ponting (71), South Africans Jacques Kallis (62) and Hashim Amla (54) and West Indies legend Brian Lara (53).
Kohli has additionally joined South African nice Hashim Amla to be joint quickest to 50 centuries with Hashim Amla in 348 innings every.
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly termed Kohli as a improbable cricketer.
“It was an impressive innings by him (Kohli). He is superb as a captain. He has a protracted strategy to go,” Ganguly mentioned.