Virat Kohli Surpasses Virender Sehwag’s Record

Virat Kohli, the former Indian captain, in his 500th international game, surpassed Virender Sehwag’s record of 8586 runs in Test cricket. He also overtook Matthew Hayden’s record of 8625 runs in Test cricket. Kohli’s masterful batting led India to a respectable total at the stumps. From other end Ravindra Jadeja provided solid support against WI in the second test. Only Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sunil Gavaskar, and VVS Laxman are currently ranked above Kohli in Test cricket for India.

Ind vs. WI; 2 Test- On the 1st day, Virat Kohli smashes Virender Sehwag’s record

This accomplishment occurred at Trinidad’s Queen’s Park Oval during the second Test match against the West Indies.

Virat Kohli is playing his 500th international game

In his 500th international game, former Indian captain Virat Kohli passed Virender Sehwag and jumped to fifth place in runs scored for his nation in Test cricket. In test cricket, Kohli only needed to increase his total by 32 runs to surpass Sehwag’s record of 8586 runs.

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Virat overtook Matthew Hayden’s record as well

Along with surpassing Sehwag’s impressive total of 8586 runs, Virat overtook the legendary Australian swashbuckler Matthew Hayden, who amassed 8625 runs in Test cricket.

This accomplishment occurred at Trinidad’s Queen’s Park Oval during the second Test match against the West Indies.

2nd Test: Ind vs. WI

Instead, the 34-year-old turned in masterful batting, ending the day with 87 runs off 161 balls. The score was 153/2 in the 36th over when Kohli entered the field to begin his innings. To lead India to a respectable total at stumps, he patiently waited his turn, survived the onslaught of the Caribbean bowlers in the second session, and seized each opportunity to fetch a boundary.

The all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who entered the batting order after vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane fell in the 51st over, provided Kohli with solid support as he plodded along but eventually smashed eight boundaries. Jadeja scored 36 off 84 deliveries, including four 4s, and the two batsmen appear poised to post a significant total on the board on the second day of the match.

Virat solidifies his place as India’s fifth-highest run scorer in Test cricket

Only Sachin Tendulkar (15921), Rahul Dravid (13265), Sunil Gavaskar (10122), and VVS Laxman (8781) currently lead Kohli in terms of most runs scored in Test cricket among Indians.

The celebrated Sachin Tendulkar is the Indian batsman with the most Test runs. The master of the bat amassed 15,921 runs at an average of 53.78 in 200 Test matches. Rahul Dravid secured the second spot in the list with 13288 runs in 164 Test matches.

With 10122 runs in 125 matches, Sunil Gavaskar is the third-place finisher and the first player to reach 10,000 runs in Test cricket. VVS Laxman is in fourth place with 8781 runs in 134 games.
In 111 Test matches, Kohli scored 8642 runs at an average of 49.38. He clocks up 28 centuries and 30 half-centuries.

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