India vs Australia: Virat Kohli becomes second fastest to 25 Test tons

Virat Kohli achieved the feat in 127 innings, faster than Sachin Tendulkar, who reached the mark in 130 innings, but behind Don Bradman, who managed it in just 68.

Kohli’s sixth century in Australia placed him equal with Tendulkar as the only Indian batsmen to reach that tally, and gave him the honour of becoming the first Test centurion at the new Perth Stadium.   -  Getty Images

Virat Kohli on Sunday became the second fastest to score 25 Test centuries with his sixth ton in Australia, behind Don Bradman and ahead of his boyhood hero Sachin Tendulkar.

The 30-year-old Kohli achieved the feat in 127 innings while scoring his seventh century against Australia in the second Test in Perth. Tendulkar reached the mark in 130 innings, while Bradman managed it in just 68.

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Kohli’s sixth century in Australia placed him equal with Tendulkar as the only Indian batsmen to reach that tally, and gave him the honour of becoming the first Test centurion at the new Perth Stadium.

Kohli also became the 11th batsman to complete 1,000 Test runs in a calendar year overseas and the third Indian to achieve the mark after Rahul Dravid (1,137 runs in 18 innings in 2002) and Mohinder Amarnath (1,065 runs in 16 innings in 1983).

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Kohli is also the first Indian skipper to reach the milestone and the third overall captain after Australia’s Bob Simpson and South Africa’s Graeme Smith.