Virat Kohli | Image: BCCI
Virat Kohli | Image: BCCI

India vs Australia: Struggling with poor form, Indian vice-captain Virat Kohli is seen batting in good rhythm in the Ahmedabad match. As of the writing of the article, Kohli is 63 not out, facing 131 balls with the help of five fours. Virat Kohli was able to score a half-century in the Test format after 15 innings and 424 days. With this half-century, Kohli also set many other records in his name. He has also become the fifth Indian player to score 4000 Test runs in India, but the special thing about Kohli’s 4000 Test runs is that he has scored the fastest runs as compared to the other four players.

To reach his 4000 Test runs in India, Virat Kohli averaged over 58, while Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid, and VVS Laxman all had lower averages.

Completed 25,000 international runs

On the basis of this half-century innings, Kohli has also reached his 25000th run in international cricket. He is now ranked sixth in terms of most runs. In comparison to the other players on the list, Kohli is the one who gets there the quickest.

Virat passed West Indies veteran Brian Lara as soon as he reached the fifty-run mark in this game. In all, Brian Lara participated in 82 international contests for Australia. He amassed 4714 runs over this time and scored 12 centuries. Whereas Kohli has so far participated in 89 international games against Australia. He has a total of 24 half-centuries at an average of 50.84 and 15 centuries in this. As of right now, Kohli has 4729 runs versus Australia.

India vs Australia: Playing 11

  • India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Srikar Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami
  • Australia: Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith (c), Peter Handscomb, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Matthew Kuhnemann, Todd Murphy, Nathan Lyon

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