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JOHANNESBURG (AP) Virat Kohli made a century of some significance on Wednesday, not least because it came from Sachin Tendulkar's No. 4 spot in India's first test since the great batsman retired.
Chosen as the successor to cricket's most prolific run-scorer and India's most worshipped player, Kohli responded immediately to the responsibility with a disciplined, gritty and at times swashbuckling 119 under pressure, blending the qualities that made Tendulkar the best batsman of the modern era.
For Kohli's young career, it was also his highest test score and first international century in South Africa, and he called it his best innings in the five-day format.