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 struggled 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.
India is a cricket loving country and all the eyes in the country were curiously watching the thrilling test match between India and England. England had managed to win despite Virat Kohli's efforts.
After overcoming his demons with a rollicking 149 in the 1st Test at Edgbaston, Kohli has now become the highest run scorer in 2018 across all formats.
With 1404 runs so far this calendar year, the skipper has left behind Jonny Bairstow of England in the second spot who has scored 1389 runs so far. Third on this list is Kohli's counterpart, English captain Joe Root who has amassed 1338 runs this year.
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar praised Virat Kohli’s batting in the first Test against England and attributed his success to an adjustment in bat-speed.
"It's brilliant! The adjustment that he’s made in his bat speed. In 2014, he was feeling for deliveries outside the off-stump. Now he’s waiting for the ball to come, not pushing at the ball as much. At the start, he does. But that happens with everyone," Gavaskar, an expert with official broadcasters Sony Pictures Network, told a select group of reporters.
Another Indian on this list is the opener Shikhar Dhawan who lies on the fifth spot, just behind Pakistan sensation Babar Azam, with a total of 1055 runs.
Bairstow and Root meanwhile will have the chance to overtake Kohli when they come out to bat during England's reply to India's below-par 107 in the first innings at Lord's.
Here is the further schedule of the next three test series.
3rd Test: August 18
Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham
4th Test: August 30
Venue: Rose Bowl, Southampton
5th Test: September 7
Venue: The Oval, London
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