IndvsWI: Virat Kohli Achieves Yet Another Milestone

IndvsWI: Virat Kohli Achieves Yet Another Milestone

IndvsWI: Virat Kohli Achieves Yet Another Milestone (file image)

New Delhi: Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper achieved a significant milestone on the Day 2 of the first Test match against the West Indies, at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium (SCA) in Rajkot. The 29 year old became the only Indian cricketer to score more than 1000 runs in Test cricket for the third consecutive year. Kohli who also scored his 24th Test ton in the match, took nine matches and 17 innings to cross the 1000-run mark in 2018. He has scored with an impressive average of a little over 59 in this calendar year with the highest score of 153.

So far, Kohli is the only batsman to score over 1000 runs in this calendar year. With 719 runs from 10 matches, England Test captain Joe Root is second in the list and South African Aiden Markram is third with 660 runs from nine matches.

"He becomes the only Indian player to score 1,000+ Test runs in three consecutive calendar years #KingKohli," BCCI tweeted.

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After legandary player Donald Bradman, Kohli became the second quickest batsman to reach 24 Test centuries. Virat scored his 24th century in his 123rd innings, while the same feat was achieved by Bradman in just 66 knocks.

The 29 year old run machine, Virat Kohli surpassed Steve Smith to top the list of centurions among active players. The Australian batsman Smith, who is currently serving a one-year ball tampering ban, has 23 tons in 64 Tests.

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