IND vs ENG 4th Test 2021: Virat Kohli becomes the fastest batsman to score 23,000 runs in International Cricket

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IND vs ENG 4th Test 2021: Virat Kohli becomes the fastest batsman to score 23,000 runs in International Cricket

Indian Captain Virat Kohli has achieved another remarkable milestone in his celebrated cricketing career. During the IND vs ENG 4th test 2021, he achieved the landmark of 23,000 runs in International cricket. He took just 490 matches to become the fastest batsman to achieve this milestone by overtaking legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar & Ricky Ponting.

Virat Kohli took just 490 innings to achieve this feat while Sachin Tendulkar took 522 innings to complete 23000 runs in International cricket. Ricky Ponting has taken 544 innings to achieve this milestone.

IND vs ENG 4th Test 2021: List of batsmen to score Quickest 23,000

BatsmanInnings taken
Virat Kohli490*
Sachin Tendulkar522
Ricky Ponting544
Jacques Kallis551
Kumar Sangakkara568
Rahul Dravid576
Mahela Jayawardena645

Kohli is now only behind Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar when it comes to most runs in international cricket for India. He has slammed 70 centuries and 116 fifties in 440* International matches he has played by amassing 23003 runs. Tendulkar sits at the top of the charts, with 34,357 runs. Kohli is the third among Indians in the elite group, with Rahul Dravid (24,064 runs) above him.

Virat Kohli registered another remarkable record by becoming the only Indian captain to lead India in 10 tests or more tests overseas surpassing MS Dhoni who had led India in 9 matches in England. He achieved this desirable feat during IND vs ENG 4th Test 2021 at Oval Cricket Ground. Sunil Gavaskar also appears in this list by playing 8 matches against Pakistan.

Virat Kohli will look ahead to end his century drought in the ongoing fourth Test at Oval. He has managed to score a half-century in the third test but failed to convert it into a century. Kohli has last scored a ton against bangaldesh on November 22, 2019. It has been 650 days since he brought his international century. Kohli has been facing off problems against the likes of James Anderson and Ollie Robinson in the ongoing Test series. Virat Kohli needs to quickly find solutions to play against Anderson and Robinson if India wants to stage a comeback after losing the third test by innings and 76 runs.

Coming to the IND vs ENG 4th Test 2021, India lost the wickets of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul & Cheteshwar Pujara as hosts dominated the opening session of the ongoing Oval Test. At lunch, India score read 54/3 with Kohli (18*) & Ravindra Jadeja (2*) staying unbeaten at the crease. Kohli & Jadeja ensured that India went into the lunch break without losing any further wickets.

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