New Delhi. Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli may not be able to score a century in international cricket. But he set a special record in the fourth Test against England at the Oval on Thursday. He became the batsman to score 23,000 international runs in the shortest innings. Kohli achieved this by hitting a four off James Anderson. Virat has completed so many runs in 490 innings. Sachin achieved this position in 522 innings. Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting (544), South Africa’s Jacques Kallis (551) and Kumar Sangakkara (568) completed 23,000 international runs in the innings.
Virat is the third Indian batsman and the 7th batsman in the world to complete 23,000 runs in international cricket. Rahul Dravid has also scored 23,000 runs for India. He scored so many runs in 576 innings. Kohli is the third highest run-getter in international cricket. Sachin’s 34357 and Dravid’s 24208 runs.
Reach 5 to 10 thousand runs in huge 24 months
On June 5, 2015, he completed a huge one thousand runs in international cricket. On 14 October 2011 he had 2500 runs. Then he runs very fast. It took him only 24 months to reach 5,000 to 10,000 runs in international cricket. He completed 15,000 runs on 6 September 2017, 20,000 runs on 27 June 2019 and 23,000 runs in international cricket today.
He scored his 27th half century at the Virat Oval
This time, Virat completed the 27th half-century of his Test career. This is his second fifty in this series. Through this he made another special record in his own name. He became the Indian captain to score the highest 50-plus in England. He has done it 7 times. Before him was Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Dhoni has scored 50 + 6 times while captaining India in England. Sourav Ganguly (), Mohammad Azharuddin () and Vijay Hazare () have done the same.
Equivalent to Virat Dhoni’s special record
Beyond that, he equals one more special record. He became the Indian captain to play the most matches in England. He is equal to Mahendra Singh Dhoni (30). Mohammad Azharuddin has played 19 matches, Sourav Ganguly has played 16 matches and Kapil Dev has played 1 match in England as captain.
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Virat has not been able to score a huge century since November
Indian captain Kohli has not scored a single century in international cricket since 201 cricket. Virat scored his last Test century in the Pink Ball Test against Bangladesh at 201. In Not too far in Test cricket, even in limited overs cricket, the giant bat could not score a century. However, his half-century at the Oval has raised hopes of ending the drought of the century. But he was out for 50 runs. He did not score a century in 52 innings.
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