Indian skipper Virat Kohli has invoked comparison with legendary cricketers during his career. Meanwhile, he is now in line to break the record of all-time great Sir Donald Bradman.
The 29-year-old Kohli is currently in an outstanding form, leading his team to a historic One-day International series win. India defeated South Africa in the fifty-over format by a margin of 5-1. Kohli has scored 558 runs in the ODI series including three fifties.
Kohli in line to break Bradman’s record:
Kohli has so far scored 870 runs on this ongoing tour playing 13 innings. However, if he scores another 104 in the remaining two T20Is he will surpass Bradman’s record.
Bradman has a record of 974 runs in five Tests against England in 1930. This will take him in the second spot on the all-time list of most runs scored on a tour.
Meanwhile, if he scores 130 more runs, he will leapfrog to the top of the list. Viv Richards is in the top of the list who scored 1045 runs (829 in four Tests, 216 runs in three ODIs) during Windies tour to England in 1976.
Virat Kohli in his purple patch:
Kohli finished as the highest run-getter in India’s 2-1 loss in the Test series. He returned with 286 runs at an average of 47.66. He followed it up 558 runs in six ODI outing, with three centuries, which are the most by any batsman ever during a bilateral series.
Kohli started the T20I series with 26 runs as India beat South Africa by 28 runs in Johannesburg. He has two innings left to possibly move past Bradman and join Richards in a very elite club.
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