Virat Kohli smashes first away Test century after five years

Virat, playing in his 500th international match in the second Test against West Indies, celebrated the milestone by scoring a sublime century. Kohli brought up his first century away from home since 2018 on Day 2 at the Queen’s Park Oval.

He looked extremely comfortable against the West Indies bowling attack and his innings came to an end at 121 after he got himself dismissed by a run out, a sight that is very rare in Indian cricket.

Virat spoke after the day’s play, “I really enjoyed myself out there. I was in the rhythm in which I wanted to be. I always looked at pressure as an opportunity to stand up for my team. I switch on myself in the contest and it gets the best out of me.”

Kohli was left batting on 87 on stumps at the end of Day 1. He finally managed to get to his 76th century after resuming his innings following the overnight break. The King has made a fine comeback from his dark patch and will look forward to continuing this fine form.

Speaking about his 500th match and the crowd he mentioned, “West Indies and India go a long way. It is a special occasion for me. There is a sense of history to this ground. The crowd loves their cricket here. Antigua and here are my two favourite venues in the Caribbean. Adelaide in Australia and The Bullring in South Africa are my favourites as well.”