Everybody plays cricket. He plays with it.
To the man who has the answer to anything that cricket can throw at him. To the enigma who’s game for any challenge the game can concoct.
‘To the legend for whom nothing is a long shot.
The hour brings out the hero within certain people.
And then there are superheroes like Virat Kohli who emerge above the odds like it’s a compulsive addiction.
The situation that India faced during the 2nd Test match at Perth was similar, where most other Indian batsmen struggled. However, Kohli thrived on the Perth challenge that reminds us of the menacing WACA wickets that have been the nemesis of the best of batsmen over the years.
With another fantastic hundred to his illustrious career (123 runs of 257 balls, 13×4, 1×6), Kohli has taken his century tally in Tests to 25.This was also his 6th century in Australia, bringing him at par with the great master Sachin Tendulkar.
He is also the second fastest to 25 Test centuries – only the legendary Donald Bradman scored them faster in just 68 matches.
Here is a collation of congratulatory messages coming from across leading voices in the cricket world and beyond on this momentous achievement by the King of Cricket: