After scoring a career-best 119 on the opening day of the first Test against South Africa, Indian batsman Virat Kohli reflects on what he calls a 'special' century.
Already the only player in the Indian side to have scored a century overseas, and coming in to bat at number four, the position previously held by Sachin Tendulkar, Kohli responded to the pressure by helping India recover from the loss of their openers.
He went on to make 119 in 181 balls, falling towards the end of day one, which India closed on 255 for five. They were subsequently bowled out for 280 on day two.
"During the Australia series, all I was thinking of was getting a Test match one hundred in South Africa. That was all that was on my mind," Kohli revealed.
"I wasn't even focussing on those one day matches or any of the games we played against the West Indies. This was something I wanted to do badly.
"Every training session I had that same thing in mind that I was motivating myself to do something like this because I know how special it has been for players to get a hundred in South Africa.
"It's something very pleasing for me because that was probably the best I've batted in Test cricket."
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