With an outstanding 186, India’s Virat Kohli snapped his protracted century drought in Test cricket, helping the hosts take the lead against Australia in the fourth Test.
In a 364-ball innings that required him to spend more than eight hours at the crease, Kohli, whose previous century came in November 2019, smashed 15 fours.
The 34-year-old superstar was caught by Marnus Labuschagne off Todd Murphy, preventing him from reaching the double century.
After successfully placing India in a sound position, he was greeted with jubilation.
With a 2-1 series lead, India effectively put themselves in an invincible position going into the match’s final day.
After beginning the day on 59, Kohli continued to inspire and gave additional proof that he has regained his form through a patient innings.
Kohli has recently scored one-day and T20 centuries after struggling with the bat in 2021 and 2022, which cost him the captaincy and forced him to discuss his difficulties with mental health.
Now that his long wait for a 28th Test hundred is over, it is obvious how relieved he is.
In the midst of the crowd’s exuberant celebration of his accomplishment, an emotional Kohli kissed the locket on his gold chain while grinning and gazing upward.