Former India skipper, Virat Kohli was elegant in the second Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in New Delhi.
While he made only 44 and 20 in the first and second innings, Kohli was quite sharp with his bat.
Additionally, he also meticulously scored those 44 runs but was dismissed in a controversial manner by umpire Nitin Menon.
During this Test, Kohli also achieved the milestone of 25000 runs in Test cricket.
He has now broken Sachin Tendulkar’s record as he reached this milestone in just 549 innings while Sachin took 577 innings for the same.
Additionally, this list also includes the likes of Jacques Kallis, Ricky Ponting, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene.
Now, Kohli is receiving praise from all quarters for this milestone. Former cricketers, Sunil Gavaskar and Gautam Gambhir have appreciated Kohli’s batting in the second Test.
Furthermore, Gambhir has stated that making 25000 runs in Test cricket is no easy feat or joke as it takes a lot of time and success in every condition.
Moreover, Gambhir also feels that sooner or later, Kohli will also be able to end his century drought in Test cricket.
Kohli’s last century in Test cricket came way back in 2019 against Bangladesh.
Gambhir lauds Kohli after latter achieves historic milestone
I don’t know about the list but the best part of Virat Kohli is that he has performed the same in India and in Australia, in South Africa. There will be an Australia or South African in the list but you have to compare their numbers in the subcontinent as well. Kohli is a master of the 50-overs format but in Test cricket too he has scored 27 hundreds, and 28 fifties. He has centuries in England, Australia, South Africa, West Indies. What more can you achieve?
Adding further, Gambhir says,
Scoring 25000 runs is no joke. He has seen a lot of ups and downs but has remained consistent. Your game goes through a lot of changes. Your stance changes, your technique changes, your strengths and weaknesses change, your mode of dismissals become different, your emotions change and if you can factor in all of that, control all these things and score these many runs then you are a great.
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