Virat Kohli smacked his 25th Test century, his seventh against Australia and his sixth Down Under to help India cross the 200-run mark on day three of the second Test at the Optus Stadium in Perth. Playing in his 75th Test, the Indian run-machine did it in style with a classic straight drive off Mitchell Starc to reach triple figures in Perth. He hit 11 fours in the battling 214-ball ton after coming to the crease on a fast and bouncy pitch with his team in trouble at eight for two in reply to Australia’s first innings total of 326. The Indian skipper celebrated his 100 in style as he took off his helmet, pointed to his bat and gestured with his glove that he was letting it do the talking for him.
Virat Kohli with the most boss hundred celebration I’ve ever seen ???? #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/TdWaC8jGO5
— matthew craig (@whatmsees) December 16, 2018
Former England skipper Michael Vaughan took to Twitter to laud Kohli’s 63rd international ton and wrote that he loved the Indian skippers’ celebration.”Love this celebration .he is on a different planet !,” Vaughan tweeted.
Love this celebration .. he is on a different planet ! https://t.co/8avIhTgvXH
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) December 16, 2018
In bringing up his 100, Kohli became the second-fastest batsman to 25 Test centuries in terms of innings, with 127.
Sachin Tendulkar is third with 130, while Don Bradman managed it in just 68.