As it was like the old days, it seemed like another match and another record for Virat Kohli, in the last test match of the Border-Gavaskar series. Also, it took a long time of 15 innings and 424 days for Virat Kohli to rain his half-century drought, and with his valuable runs, he is now the only 5th Indian batter to score 4000 runs in Tests at home.
However, the only difference is he is the fastest to reach there averaging over 58, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman.
Sachin Tendulkar leads the list
Though Virat Kohli is the fastest to reach 4000 runs in Tests at home, but the record of most runs in tests at home, is still very far. Sachin Tendulkar primarily tops the list with 7216 runs followed by Rahul David, Sunil Gavaskar and Virender Sehwag. Coming to the present case of Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara is the only active player close to him.
Virat Kohli’s half century in a good track
On the other hand, the match is going on a good note, and fans are expecting a 5 day test match to see. Australia has a good time on the pitch during their innings and set up 480 in the first innings. Though Indian didn’t back off, and answered well when their open era including Rohit Sharma and Shubhman Gill gave a good start to the team.
Eventually Gill scored another century, and Pujara’s sensible inning and Virat Kohli’s half century has put India to a comfortable position of 289 for 3 wickets at the end day 2. It is to be seen how far Kohli takes his men in blues.
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