Kolkata:Team India captain Virat Kohli, who became the fastest to captain to reach 5000 Test run on the opening day of the Pink-Ball Test against Bangladesh, now became the first Indian to score a century in a Pink ball Test when he got to the 3-figure score on Day 2 of the ongoing 2nd Test against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday.
Kohli, who reached his 27th Test centuries with a double run off Taijul Islam in the 68th over, surpassed the former Australia captain Ponting to occupy the second position in the list of captains with most hundreds in the longest format.
Kohli got to his hundred in 159 balls and had hit 12 boundaries in a well-paced innings at the Eden Gardens.
He surpassed Ricky Ponting to grab 2nd place in the list of captains with the most Test hundreds. Kohli now has 20 hundred as captain while former South Africa captain Graeme Smith leads the pack with 25 tons.
Having scored 41 international hundreds as captain, Kohli also equalled Ricky Ponting record of most number of centuries as a skipper across all formats.The Team India captain is now third on the list of most international hundreds after Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar.
Kohli has scored 70 tons in 438 innings whereas Ponting has amassed 71 three-figure
scores in 668 innings.India legend Sachin Tendulkar leads the pack with 100 hundreds in 782 innings.(UNI)