'Test century is dream come true'

'Test century is dream come true'

After scoring his maiden Test hundred, Virat Kohli said on Thursday that it was a special moment for him.

"After tea, we lost two wickets in two balls. I was pretty frustrated at that point of time -- that something like Perth shouldn't happen again. The next over I decided to go after Harris so that I could get runs and finally, when I got the 100th run, I was on cloud nine. Starting your cricket as a young kid, you always dream of achieving a Test century, and the first one is always the most special,” Kohli said.

Kohli admitted that he has a long way to go in the traditional format. “I still maintain it's a learning curve for me. I don't want to say I am established in Test cricket, but I am learning with every game. As long as I can learn and perform at the same time, I am going to become a better cricketer everyday, and that's my aim right now,” he noted.

The right-hander also urged for more patience with young players, who are waiting for their opportunities. “They are all waiting for their opportunities," Kohli said.

“They are as talented or as skilled as any youngster that gets a chance in the team. All of them are eager to play. Putting too much pressure on someone initially, it's not fair on the guy.

“You need to let the guy blend into a certain format. Some people start well, some people take time, so you have got to have patience with someone who comes in. All the players who have got chances are good enough. And the day they are mentally even tougher and more sure of themselves, they will be consistent in Test cricket,” he said.

Kohli also had a word of support for seniors in the side, who are under fire after a clutch of low scores. "I don't know why everyone has forgotten the last 15 to 20 years. They are not panicking about it, I don't know why anybody else is," he said.