Virat Kohli who has scored his 71st international hundred against Afghanistan in Asia cup 2022 is now the joint second highest centurion in cricket. Virat has to wait for almost 3 years to get the 71st international hundred.
It was a long patch for him and he was very disappointed during this period. But finally, he scored his 71st century and the whole cricket world is happy for him. Just like Virat Kohli, we have a few great players who also suffered to get a hundred, and, in this article, we will see who are those 3 players who waited for too long for a century.
#3 Adam Parore
former New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman, Adam Parore has a record of the longest time between two centuries in test cricket. Parore made his first test century against West Indies in 1995. It took Parore 57 tests and nearly 5 years to score his second test hundred against Australia at Perth.
#2 Andy Flower
Former wicketkeeper-batsman of Zimbabwe and well-known batsman of his time, Andy Flower holds the record for the longest gap between two centuries by a player in the ODI format. Flower scored his first ODI century against Sri Lanka in 1992 and it took him 8 years and 148 One Day Internationals to score his second hundred in the format which also came against Sri Lanka in 2000 in the Champions trophy.
#1 Sachin Tendulkar
Known as the God of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar also struggled to get his first One Day Internationals hundred. It took master blaster 5 years and 79 ODIs to get his first ODI century. Sachin scored his first ODI century against Sri Lanka in 1994 and after that, he never stopped. He made 49 in ODIs and 51 in tests after and became the greatest of all time.