Well, not only with records but also with his stylish strokes, Virat Kohli is reminding Sachin Tendulkar to the cricket fanatics. He scored a brilliant on-drive of Josh Hazlewood on the second day of the MCG Test, which left the crowd and the commentators to go awe at him.

Coming to the match status, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli failed to convert his first innings fifty to hundred for the first time in his career. On the other hand, Cheteshwar Pujara continued his glorious run to bag yet another century.

Virat Kohli surpasses Rahul Dravid:

However, Virat Kohli bagged an extraordinary record of scoring highest runs by an Indian batsman in overseas. He surpassed the 16-year-old record of Rahul Dravid, who knocked highest runs for India in 2002 season.

Virat Kohli, Australia vs India 2018, Rahul Dravid
Virat Kohli (Credits – Twitter)

With this 82 at the MCG on the second day of the third Test, Kohli now has 1138 runs to his name. Dravid held the record for scoring 1137 runs in Tests away from home in 2002.

Besides Kohli and Dravid, Mohinder Amarnath notched up 1065 runs in 1983 while the great Sunil Gavaskar had scored 918 runs in 1971 to make the top four in the list.

During the course, Rohit Sharma knocked 10th Test fifty in his career and remained unbeaten before India declaring the innings. Australians were successful in playing the tricky 6 overs without losing a wicket.

Pujara was dismissed for 106 after delivery from Pat Cummins kept low and knocked down his stumps. India declared with the total of 443/6 on the board on Day 2. Australia reached 8/0 by the end of day’s play with  Marcus Harris and Aaron Finch in the middle.

All in all, an intriguing day 3 is ahead in the ongoing Boxing Day Test at MCG. With pitch playing weird, it is expected that tough times are ahead for Australian batsmen.

Prashanth Relangi

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