Virat Kohli Becomes Fastest Indian Skipper To Score 4000 Test Runs

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has surely evolved as a player in last four years and has become a superstar in the world of cricket. Kohli had faced a tough time against England in 2014 but his latest scores in the first test against England has proved that he has come a long way since then.

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India captain Virat Kohli crossed 500 runs in the ongoing Test series against England, achieving the feat during the second innings of the fourth Test on Sunday. Kohli has now scored most runs by an Indian captain in an overseas Test series. He overtook Rahul Dravid, who recorded 496 runs as captain in four-match Test series against Windies in 2006.

The skipper also surpassed MS Dhoni to score fastest 4000 Test Runs.

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The Indian Skipper recently completed 200 international catches. He is only fourth Indian to achieve this after Rahul Dravid(334), Azhar(261), and Sachin Tendulkar(256).

The 29-year-old Kohli has taken 101 catches in 211 one-day internationals, 32 catches in 62 T20 Internationals and 67 catches in 69 Tests.

In the five test series between India and England, England is leading 3-1 to and so Kohli's team has disappointed in the recent test match. England won the first two test and India won the recent test 3 with a good margin, again England won the fourth test by 60 runs.

Earlier, Virat Kohli surpassed Australia's Steve Smith to become the No.1 batsman in ICC Test Rankings. He has become only the seventh Indian and first since Sachin Tendulkar in June 2011, to take the pole position.

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Apart from Kohli and Tendulkar, the other Indian batsmen who have reached the number-one rankings in the longest format were Rahul Dravid, Gautam Gambhir, Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag and Dilip Vengsarkar. But at 934 points, the current India captain had become the highest-ranked India batsman on the all-time tally of points.

The next test details are as follows:

5th Test: September 7

Venue: The Oval, London

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by Admin | Mon, Sep 03 - 02:49 PM

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