Indian skipper Virat Kohli, on Saturday, added another feather in his already illustrious cap as he breached the 7500-run mark in Test match cricket to become the 9th fastest in the world to achieve the feat.
Among the Indian cricketers, the legendary Kohli is now the joint-fastest alongside former great opener Sunil Gavaskar, who also took a total of 154 innings to achieve the 7500-run landmark.
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar and swashbuckling opener Virender Sehwag remain the fastest Indian batters to achieve the feat.
Both Tendulkar and Sehwag took 144 innings apiece to cross the 7500-run landmark.
Virat Kohli now has 7500 runs in Test cricket!
He becomes the 42nd Test batsman and the sixth Indian to reach this landmark.
Both he and Sunil Gavaskar have taken 154 innings to reach the 7500-run mark.#INDvsNZ #IndvNZ#WTCFinal #WTC21final #WTC21#WTCFinal2021#WTC
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) June 19, 2021
The World Test Championship final continues to bring up landmarks for Virat Kohli.
Besides becoming the first cricketer to represent his team in the finals of every ICC event, Kohli has also become the most-capped Indian skipper, surpassing his predecessor, MS Dhoni.
Speaking of the ongoing match, Virat Kohli has shown a lot of patience in difficult conditions against the likes of Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner, and Colin de Grandhomme.
The Indian skipper has respected good balls but at the same time, he hasn’t missed on scoring on the rare loose deliveries that the Kiwis have bowled.
His running between the wickets, as always, has been immaculate, regularly converting 1s into 2s and 3s.
At the time of writing, Kohli was batting on a patient 94-ball 35, and the Indians will hope that the legendary batter converts it into a big knock.
Overall, Virat Kohli has played a total of 92 Tests in which he has racked up 7525 runs at an average of 52.62 with 25 50s, 27 100s, and as many as 7 double-tons.
Fewest innings by an Indian to score 7500 Test runs
Sachin Tendulkar- 144
Virender Sehwag- 144
Rahul Dravid- 148
Virat Kohli*- 154
Sunil Gavaskar- 154