Virat Kohli Becomes first Indian Skipper to Score 2000 Test Runs Both in India and Overseas

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Kohli 2000 Test Runs: Virat Kohli notched his 25th test century against Australia bringing the down and out India out of shambles and taking his team to a respectable score of 283. He walked in to bat when India was 8/2, but the determined Kohli played the captain’s knock compiling his innings brick by brick.

On the most ruthless and difficult wicket, the champion batsman took 214 deliveries to smash his 25th ton. It was his sixth century against Australia down under. His scored his first century against Australia in 2012 at Adelaide at a crucial moment, when the big guns like Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid failed miserably.

4 centuries came in 2014-15 tour, which includes twin centuries in Adelaide and a century each in Melbourne and Sydney. Batting maestro displayed his signature strokes to every part of the ground giving his fans a lifetime memory to relish.

Kohli 2000 Test Runs

Kohli 2000 Test Runs: In the last test match at Adelaide, Kohli became the fastest Indian to score 1000 runs against Australia in Australia breaking the record of his mentor Sachin Tendulkar. Only 3 other batsmen have achieved the amazing feat before Kohli. Sachin is leading the table with 1809 runs followed by VVS Laxman 1236 runs and Rahul Dravid 1143 runs.

He took only 18 innings to cross the 1000 mark in Australia. In the meantime, the batting wizard also became the first Indian skipper to complete 2000 test runs outside India. Virat Kohli has now scored 6331 test runs in 73 test matches at an healthy average of 54.57, which also includes 25 hundreds and 19 fifties.

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