India vs West Indies 1st Test Day 2: India captain Virat Kohli cruised to another hundred in Test cricket against a lackluster West Indies outfit. Kohli smashed his 24th Test ton and it was one of his most chanceless tons ever. In the process, he surpassed Virender Sehwag to become fourth-highest century-maker in Tests for India. Also Read - Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Mary Kom Participate in Lights Off Challenge as Sporting Fraternity Unite in Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic by Lighting Candles, Lamps
Virat Kohli also became the fastest Indian to 24 Test hundreds surpassing former legend Sachin Tendulkar. Kohli has got to number 24 in 123 innings, whereas Tendulkar took two more innings to get there. This also is the second fastest in the world to the 24th century. Only Don Bradman reached 24 Test tons in 66 innings. Also Read - Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma Urge Indian Citizens to Show Solidarity With Health Warriors; Support PM Narendra Modi's Initiative To Light Candles at 9 PM
Kohli also became the joint fastest to 3000 Test runs in India. He reached the figure in 53 innings, along with Pujara. Tendulkar took 55 innings to reach 3000 runs in India.
Kohli, with his 24th ton, becomes the fourth highest century-maker for India and the fourth most as a captain for any side.
Earlier on day 1, teenage sensation Prithvi Shaw announced his arrival in top-flight cricket by becoming the youngest Indian to score a Test century on debut, headlining the home team’s march to 364 for four against West Indies on day one of the series opener in Rajkot. Shaw (134 off 154) and Cheteshwar Pujara (86 off 130) laid the foundation for a big score with a 206-run partnership after the early loss of K L Rahul (0).