Virat Kohli finally scored his 71st century in International Cricket. It came against Afghanistan in the 2022 Asia Cup. The wait was really long because there was a time when it was thought that Kohli would break the century of centuries record of Sachin Tendulkar.

But because of wear and tear, and lack of form, the statement got long lost in the books of history. But a 33-year-old Virat Kohli finally got to score his maiden T20I century.

The tale of the wait for the Century of Virat Kohli 

His last Test century came against Bangladesh at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 22 November 2019. Kohli scored 136 runs and India also won the match. On the other side, his last limited-overs century was against West Indies at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain. He scored 114 runs and India won that match too.

In 2019, when we saw the centuries, Virat Kohli was the Captain of the Indian team. As the former Indian captain started moving forward towards his older years, he also entered the dark phase of his life. Lack of form, losing finals, IPL failure, excessive criticism, all the things bound him.

A simple post announcing that Virat Kohli is voluntarily stepping down from T20 captaincy on 16 September 2021, has culminated in him being forced out of ODI captaincy on 8 December 2021 and then relinquishing Test captaincy on 15 January 2022 – three dates that will live in infamy.

Virat Kohli celebrating his Century

It was said that he’s stepping down because he wants to focus on batting and regain his form. But all the 33-year-old got was agony. Against England, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa, his performance was dismal. And carrying his not-so-good form, Virat stepped into the 2022 Asia Cup. In his first match against Pakistan, he was the joint top scorer of the Indian team.

Against Hong Kong, and then again Pakistan, he scored consecutive half-centuries. Although, he got out for a duck against Sri Lanka. He came back by scoring his maiden T20I century. We wish him luck for the further!

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