Virat Kohli has become the 25th Indian batsman to score 5,000 runs in Test cricket. After the magnificent double hundred he scored in Nagpur against Sri Lanka, he was 25 runs away to reach this feat. In the third and the last Test of the series, Kohli has entered the club of Indian batsman to score 5000 and runs for India in tests. Kohli reached this feat after batting in 105 innings.
Here’s the list of Indian batsmen who have reached this feat in Test cricket:
Also, he has become the quickest batsman to get 5000 runs breaking the records of Hashim Amla, David Warner and Alastair Cook.
|Players||Country||Matches||Innings played to score 5000|
|Hashim Amla||South Africa||63||109|
|Kane Williamson||New Zealand||61||110|
Earlier this day, India won the toss and elected to bat first and had a good start. The batting duo of Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay added a total of 42 runs for the first wicket before Dhawan was removed by Dilruwan Perera. Dhawan ended up scoring 23 runs off 35 balls. The next man in was Cheteshwar Pujara who had hit a century in Nagpur. However, he couldn’t repeat the performance in Delhi and lost his wicket to Lahiru Gamage on 23.
Murali Vijay kept on scoring runs and got the 16th Test fifty of his career. He was joined by the Indian skipper before the lunch.