IND v. ENG: Virat Collie seems to put an end to the “century-old” wait to surpass Ricky Ponting’s historic record

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Indian captain They grow kohli he certainly scored a point in the ongoing series between India and England with two classic fifties, but the record 42nd international century as captain is still a mystery; extending the wait to surpass Australian great Ricky Ponting as the most successful captain in terms of scoring.

His last chance to break a cornerstone will be on Wednesday, when the third test in a series of the newly renovated Motera Stadium, hosting his first day / night match, will begin.

Currently, both Ponting and Kohli are tied at the top of the list for 41 centuries to their name. Interestingly, Ponting took 324 games to achieve the feat, while Kohli has so far played 188 games as the leader of the Indian team.

Retired South African captain Graham Smith is a distant third with 33 centuries in 286 games. Former Australian captain Steve Smith is fourth on the list with 20 centuries to its name in just 93 games.

However, it should not be forgotten that it will be easier said than done for the Collie Century, as last year the charismatic captain was left without a Century in a season hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.



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