Ahead of Virat Kohli’s milestone game, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma has picked his favourite Kohli knock in longest format of the game. The 33-year old batter has scored 27 centuries and 28 fifties in 99 Test matches he has represented India. Both Kohli and Rohit have been teammates for about 15 years, during which the two have witnessed plenty of highs and lows together.
Run-machine Kohli has played some of the most mesmerizing knocks in Test cricket including his twin hundreds in Adelaide 2014, the hundred at Perth in 2018, the two centuries in England in the same year and many more. However for Rohit, Kohli’s knock against South Africa in 2013 will always remain one of the best.
Kohli made his first tour of South Africa in 2013
Kohli made his first Test tour of South Africa in 2013, playing against the home side in Johannesburg, Kohli scored 119 and almost managed to score another century in second innings as well. In 2018, India toured South Africa again, where the former skipper scored 286 runs from three Tests.
“As a team, the favourite memory is the series which we won in Australia in 2018. It was a great series and Virat was the captain. As an individual, my best memory of him is his Test hundred against South Africa in 2013. The pitch we were batting on was very challenging; it had a lot of bounce and a lot of us were playing a Test in South Africa for the first time,” Rohit said in a press conference.
“To then face Steyn, Morkel, Philander and Kallis… it was never going to be easy but the way Virat batted in that match, scoring hundred in the first innings and 90 odd in the second was sensational. It was one of his best knocks. He made a hundred in Perth in 2018 too but I think the one in South Africa beats that,” he added.