Red Ball, White Ball, Now Pink Ball; Kohli Best Batsman Across All Formats: Vaughan

Former England captain Michael Vaughan complimented Virat Kohli for scoring his 27th Test ton and paid a massive tribute to India's batting mainstay on social media

Virat Kohli

Former England captain Michael Vaughan lauded Indian skipper Virat Kohli after he slammed his 27th Test century on second day of second Test against Bangladesh at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Saturday.

Kohli registered another record to his name after becoming the first Indian batsman to slam a Day-Night Test century and also re-wrote many batting records during the course of his 194-ball innings.

Vaughan complimented Kohli's feat and lavished praise on the India skipper. He stated that Kohli is the best modern-day batsman across formats and expressed his via a social media post read: “Red Ball ... White Ball ... Now Pink Ball ... @imVkohli is the best Batsman across all formats in this era ... #100 #INDvBAN.”

By scoring his 27th Test ton, Kohli also registered his 20th centuries as Indian Test skipper overtaking Australia's Ricky Ponting record of notching up 19 Test tons as skipper. Former South Africa skipper Graeme Smith tops the chart as he scored 25 centuries in Tests as captain of Proteas.

Kohli is now only behind Smith now. Kohli became the fastest captain to achieve this feat as he scaled the 5000-run milestone  in just 86 innings. Kohli bettered Ponting’s record by 11 innings as the former Australia captain got past the mark in his 97th innings.

Earlier on Day 1, Kohli also became the fastest batsman to reach 5000-run milestone as Test skipper. He was also the first Indian skipper to reach the exclusive milestone and stands sixth behind legendary captains like Graeme Smith, Allan Border, Ricky Ponting, Clive Llyod and Stephen Fleming among the highest run scorers as Test skippers.