Virat Kohli on Friday crossed the 7000-run mark in Test cricket as he finished his seventh double hundred in the longest format in Pune against South Africa. In the Progressing second Test, Kohli has just asserted a large number of records during his long-distance race innings, leaving behind names, for example, Don Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar on different criteria.
Having taken 138 innings to the imprint, Kohli is presently the third quickest Indian to the accomplishment after Virender Sehwag (134) and Sachin Tendulkar (136). Among all players, Kohli is presently the joint fourth quickest to the landmark along Gary Sobers and Kumar Sangakkara who additionally took 138 innings to score 7000 Test runs. Wally Hammond remains the all-time leader on this list, having accomplished the accomplishment in his 131st Test innings.
Among Indians, Kohli is currently the seventh player to score 7000 Test runs. Here is the full rundown of Indians with 7000+ runs in the longest structure:
Sachin Tendulkar – 15921 (200 matches)
Rahul Dravid – 13265 (163)
Sunil Gavaskar – 10122 (125)
VVS Laxman – 8781 (134)
Virender Sehwag – 8503 (103)
Sourav Ganguly – 7212 (113)
Virat Kohli – 7000* (81)
Prior, Kohli outperformed Australian legend Don Bradman as the captain with most scores of 150 or more. Kohli now has 9 scores of 150+ while captaining India, which is 1 more than Bradman’s count. Michael Clarke, Mahela Jayawardene, Brian Lara, and Graeme Smith are following up with 7 scores of 150+ each as captain.
Virat Kohli now additionally has scored most Test runs as an Indian skipper, going past Sunil Gavaskar who scored 2426 runs. Kohli beat Bradman on the rundown of most Test runs as a batsman too, going past the legend’s count of 6996 runs.