Home Top Stories IND vs ENG, 4th Test, Day 1: Virat Kohli Becomes Fastest To...

IND vs ENG, 4th Test, Day 1: Virat Kohli Becomes Fastest To Reach 23000 Runs In International Cricket


ENG vs IND, 4th Test: Virat Kohli reached 23000 runs in 490th-inning during Day 1.© AFP

Virat Kohli on Thursday became the fastest batsman to reach 23000 runs across all formats in international cricket, overtaking the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting. Kohli reached the landmark in his 490th inning during the first session on Day 1 of the ongoing fourth Test match against England at The Oval. Tendulkar is second in the list of quickest batsmen to reach 23000 runs, having reached the milestone in 522 innings, followed by Ricky Ponting (544), Jacques Kallis (551), Kumar Sangakkara (568), Rahul Dravid (576) and Mahela Jayawardena (645). Only seven cricketers in history have been able to cross the 23000-run mark.

Moreover, Kohli is seventh in the list of top scorers across all formats in international cricket. His former teammate Tendulkar is at the top of the list with 34357 runs in 664 matches, packed with 100 centuries and 164 fifties.

Sangakkara is second in the list with 28016 runs followed by Ponting (27483).

Kohli’s Indian Premier League (IPL) team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) took to Twitter to congratulate their skipper. Here is the tweet:

At The Oval, England won the toss and put India in to bat on an overcast morning in London on Thursday.

The series is currently level at 1-1, with Joe Root leading England to a massive victory in the third Test.

Promoted

The home side won by an innings and 76 runs, with their captain smashing a stylish century. Root scored 121 runs off 165 balls during his side’s first innings.

Earlier, India had won the second Test at Lord’s after the first match at Trent Bridge ended in a draw.

Topics mentioned in this article





Source link

RELATED ARTICLES

Pak For Taliban To Represent Afghanistan, SAARC Foreign Ministers’ Meet Cancelled: Report

<!-- -->India and some other members objected to the proposal, said sources.New Delhi: A meeting of foreign ministers of South Asian Association for...

At UN, Joe Biden Promises ‘Relentless Diplomacy,’ Defence Of Democracy

<!-- -->Biden vowed to defend vital U.S national interestsUS President Joe Biden mapped out a new era of vigorous competition without a new...

Assam, Nagaland Chief Ministers Hold Talks With Naga Group In Dimapur

<!-- -->The talks were held in Dimapur.Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio held a meeting with...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

US Woman, Missing Since Trip With Boyfriend, Confirmed Dead In Homicide: FBI

<!-- -->Gabby Petito had packed her life into a camper van for a cross-country adventure in JulyWashington: The FBI on Tuesday confirmed a...

J&K People’s Trust In PM Indicates ‘Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas’: Smriti Irani

<!-- -->Smriti Irani is on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir (File)Budgam, Jammu and Kashmir: Union Cabinet Minister for Women and Child...

In Landmark Climate Pledge, China Promises To End Coal Funding Overseas

<!-- -->Xi Jinping vowed to accelerate efforts for China to go carbon neutral by 2060 (File)United Nations: China will stop funding coal projects...

Centre Using Divide-And-Rule Policy To Gain Votes: Mehbooba Mufti

<!-- -->Mehbooba Mufti claimed that J&K's unemployment rate is 18% - the highest in the country (File)Jammu: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister...

Recent Comments