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Virat Kohli Smashes a Four On His 500th International Game To Bring Up Half Century

India lost four wickets in the second session of the second Test against the West Indies, and Virat Kohli was instrumental in helping India regain the lead on Day 1.

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli

On Day 1 of the second Test at Port-of-Spain, Virat Kohli celebrated a significant day by putting up a tenacious performance that helped India retake the lead over a determined West Indies team. In the third session, after the visitors lost four wickets in the first, Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja made sure that India didn’t lose any more wickets. Kohli finished the day undefeated with 87 off 161 balls.

Virat Kohli smashes a half-century in his 500th match

When stumps were called on Day 1, the partnership between Kohli and Jadeja was worth 106 for the fifth wicket. In contrast to the first Test, where he scored 76 points and needed more than 80 balls to record his first boundary, Kohli was much more secure on Thursday. Kohli began his game in Trinidad with a four.

A cover drive to get to the half-century

Eventually, a cover-driven shot that went for four helped him reach his half-century. He accomplished this feat by scoring a half-century in his 500th international match, becoming the first player to do so. After Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Rahul Dravid, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Sanath Jayasuriya, Ricky Ponting, Shahid Afridi, and Jacques Kallis, Kohli is the 10th player in history to play in 500 international cricket matches.

Virat Kohli is on his way to smashing his 30th century in a test

On Friday, Kohli will attempt to push through and score his 30th Test century. He already had an 186 in the fourth Test against Australia in Ahmedabad, bringing his total for the year to two Test hundreds. Additionally, it would mark his first Test century since scoring 123 against Australia in Perth in December 2018 while playing away from home.

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I consider myself really fortunate: Kohli

Before the game, Kohli expressed his gratitude for attaining the milestone to bcci.tv. “I consider myself really fortunate to have had such a long playing career for India and a long Test career since I had to work extremely hard to get it. Seeing the game’s durability and the outcomes throughout the years makes you feel good about the effort you’ve put in. So, sure, I’m quite appreciative.

The 500th player from India to represent his country is Kohli. At some point in his international career, he has played alongside the other three players. Up until 2013, Sachin Tendulkar and Virat

Kohli shared a dressing room in international cricket. Tendulkar’s brilliant career ended with 664 victories. Rahul Dravid, the current head coach of India, played 504 games with Kohli when the latter was still just starting his career. Dhoni played 535 matches, while Kohli, who took over as captain before him, made his debut as an international player.