Australian cricketer David Warner on Tuesday smashed a historic ton in his 100th test match at Melbourne Cricket Ground against South Africa. With this century, Warner became the 10th player to smash a century in his 100th Test. The other cricketers to achieve the feat are Colin Cowdrey (England), Javed Miandad (Pakistan), Gordon Greenidge (West Indies), Alec Stewart (England), Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pakistan), Ricky Ponting (Australia), Graeme Smith (South Africa), Hashim Amla (South Africa), Joe Root (England).
The veteran opener is also the only second Australian to hit a century in his 100th Test after Ricky Ponting slammed twin tons (120 and 143*) against South Africa back in 2006, which was his 100th Test. Warner also has the second-highest number of international cricket centuries among active players. India’s Virat Kohli tops this list with 72 tons, followed by Warner with 45 tons. England’s Root is at third with 44 centuries, while Rohit Sharma and Steve Smith are tied at 41 centuries each.
David Warner has also registered the highest number of centuries by an opener, with 45 centuries. He has 20 centuries in ODIs and 25 in the longer format. Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar hit 45 centuries, out of his 100 centuries, as an opener. West Indies batter Chris Gayle also has all of his 42 international centuries scored as an opener.