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Virat Kohli sets ‘Century’ in Cape Town, sixth cricketer to make such a record

In the third and deciding test match of the 3-match Test series against South Africa, India’s brilliant captain Virat Kohli scored a brilliant innings of 79 runs in his first innings batting at the Newlands Stadium in Cape Town. , but missed out on scoring a century by 21 runs. But, on the second day of the match, Angry Young Man captain Virat Kohli took two of South Africa’s best catches before tea in the fielding innings of this match and showed the players the way to the pavilion.

In doing so, he made a record of taking 100 catches in his international Test career. Virat Kohli hit century in test cricket. With this, captain Kohli has overtaken Ajinkya Rahane, who holds the record of taking 99 catches in Test cricket. Virat Kohli has become the sixth player for India’s Test team to take 100 catches as a fielder after hitting the century of the catch.

The history of international Test cricket tells that the record for most catches as a fielder in Test cricket is held by former Indian team captain Rahul Dravid (Former Captain Indian Cricket Team). Rahul Dravid has taken a total of 210 catches in his international Test career. He is followed by VVS Laxman, who has taken 135 catches.

Records show that Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has taken 115 catches as a fielder in his Test career. Team India’s great batsman Sunil Gavaskar took 108 catches. Former India captain and batsman Mohammad Azharuddin took a total of 105 catches in his Test career.

It is worth noting that for the last two years, no century has come out of the bat of the Indian Test team’s captain Virat Kohli. But, in the first innings of this latest match, he did present a look to return to form. He scored 79 runs in the first innings. However, in the case of catches, he scored a century and definitely made a unique record in his name.

Rahul Dravid is the biggest catcher in Test cricket.

Former Indian captain and veteran batsman ‘The Wall’ Rahul Dravid has taken the most catches in Test cricket. Rahul Dravid took 210 catches in his international Test career. It is also a world record. He is followed by Mahela Jayawardene of Sri Lanka, who has 205 catches to his name.

Jacques Kallis is at number three, he took 200 catches. Ricky Ponting, the great batsman and captain of Australia, took 196 catches in his Test career. It is worth noting that Rahul Dravid, Mahela Jayawardene and Jacques Kallis are the only 3 players in the history of Test cricket who took 200 or more catches as a fielder in Test matches.

– Vinay Kumar

Bhagyashree Soni
Bhagyashree Soni is a software engineer with soft writing skills. She is a degree holder from the International School of Entrepreneurial Leadership. She has been a state-level badminton champion and chess player. A woman with a forthright attitude enjoys her writing passion as her chosen career. Writing in the context of feminism, social cause and entrepreneurship is her forte.
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