Kohli breaks Virender Sehwag’s Test record during 1st Test


India’s batting modern-day great, Virat Kohli has added another feather to his cap in the sphere of Test cricket.

He has now gone past former opener, Virender Sehwag as the fifth-highest Test runs scorer while batting against the Windies on Day 2.

Notably, Sehwag had 8503 Test runs after playing 103 Tests and had a wonderful 12-year Test career for India.

However, Kohli is now playing his 110th Test and the former India skipper needed only 25 runs to break the record of Sehwag.

Now, he has 8515 runs in Test cricket and is still India’s mainstay in batting in all three formats of the game.

Additionally, Kohli is on a pretty elite list comprising some of the biggest names in India’s Test history such as Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sunil Gavaskar, and VVS Laxman.

Moreover, Kohli made his debut against the same side back in 2011 in Kingston.

Kohli then quickly rose through the ranks in Test cricket and eventually became the skipper of India.

With over 8000 runs in Test cricket with an average of 48.72 and a strike rate of 55.34, Kohli has 28 tons and 28 fifties to his credit.

Furthermore, his best score in Test cricket is 254* against South Africa back in 2019.

Kohli and Jaiswal are unbeaten on the crease for India after Day 2

Talking about the ongoing Test, India is now in a better position as they have amassed a great lead.

Meanwhile, Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma have given India a solid platform to continue piling runs on the hosts.

Moreover, India finished Day 2 on 312/2 after a record-breaking first-wicket partnership between Rohit and Jaiswal.

India now has a lead of 162 runs over West Indies and Kohli is unbeaten at 36.

Previously, Ashwin’s five-wicket haul crumbled the West Indies as they could make only 150 in their first innings.

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