Indian cricketer Virat Kohli has overtaken Virender Sehwag to become the fifth highest run-scorer for India in Test cricket. Kohli achieved this feat during the ongoing first Test against the West Indies in Dominica.
Virat Kohli left Behind Virendra Shewag
Kohli surpassed Sehwag’s record of 8503 runs by scoring 25 runs in the 110th Test. Sehwag scored this run in 103 Test matches during his 12-year Test career. Kohli now has a total of 8515 runs in Test cricket, making him the fifth highest run-scorer for India.
Topping the list is the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, who scored 15,921 runs in his Test career. He is followed by Rahul Dravid with 13,288 runs, Sunil Gavaskar with 10,122 runs and VVS Laxman with 8,781 runs.
Since making his Test debut against the West Indies in 2011, Kohli has emerged as a key player in the Indian batting line-up. He has scored over 8000 Test runs at an impressive average of 48.72 and a strike rate of 55.34. Kohli has registered 28 centuries and 28 fifties in his Test career, with his highest score being an unbeaten 254* against South Africa in 2019.
Kohli’s achievement reflects his brilliant batting ability and his contribution to Indian cricket. As he continues to score runs and create new records, it seems that he will soon top the list, fans are eagerly waiting for more good performances from him in the upcoming matches.