Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma on verge of spectacular milestones in Delhi Test
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.© AFP
Indian star Virat Kohli is on the verge of becoming the sixth batsman in the world to score 25,000 or more runs in international cricket. Kohli, who came out to bat at Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium, would need only 52 runs to achieve the feat. The other five batsmen ahead of Kohli are Sachin Tendulkar (34357 runs), Kumar Sangakkara (28016 runs), Ricky Ponting (27483 runs), Mahela Jayawardene (25957 runs) and Jacques Kallis (25534 runs). Significantly, all the five players have said goodbye to their international careers till now.
Meanwhile, Kohli is 141 runs away from completing 4,000 runs in Test cricket at home.
No one will have the slightest doubt that Kohli is one of the best batsmen the cricket world has ever seen. Not only do the stats tell the story, but the difficulty bowlers face while facing Kohli tells how good a batsman he is. Be it a powerful and stylish cover drive or a wrist flick down the leg side, Kohli makes sure he leaves a mark with some innovative form of batting in almost every shot he plays.
While his skill makes him a tough competitor, Kohli’s enthusiasm to give his best shot every time adds to the problems faced by his opponents.
On the other hand, India captain Rohit Sharma is 120 runs away from completing 2000 Test runs at home.
Rohit’s Test career has seen a huge rise ever since. The batsman has been in scintillating form across formats this year. He was the only player to score a century in the Nagpur Test.
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