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INDvsENG: Kohli Become 2nd Fastest Indian to Reach 6000 Test Runs

Virat Kohli’s the run machine reached another milestone during the 2nd day of the 4th Test Match vs England at Southampton. The star batsman 2nd fastest Indian to reach 6000 Test runs just behind legendary Sunil Gavaskar.

Kohli touched the milestone in his 119th innings, while the former India captain had taken 117 innings to complete 6000 runs in Tests. He also become the overall ninth fastest player in Test cricket in terms of innings. Although he got out on 46 runs, missing out his fifty.

He became the tenth Indian batsman to score 6000 runs in Test cricket. Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sunil Gavaskar, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, Virender Sehwag, Dilip Vansarkar, Mohammad Azharuddin, Gundappa Vishwanath have scored more than 6000 Test runs before him.

Kohli overtook great batsman like Sir Viv Richards and Sachin Tendulkar, both these batsmen took 120 innings to do so.

He has scored 6000 * Test runs at an average of 54.57 *. Prior to the South Hampton Test, Virat was just six runs away from this figure. He completed 6000 runs with the four on the ball of James Anderson.

Indians batsmen who made the fastest 6,000 runs

Player  Inns
Sunil Gavaskar  117
Virat Kohli 119
Sachin Tendulkar  120
Virender Sehwag 123
Rahul Dravid 125

The fastest batsman to 6000 runs is still Sir Donald Bradman (68 innings). While former Australia skipper Steve Smith and Garfield Sobers are in the second place on the list (111 innings).


List of Top 15 Fastest Batsman to reach 6000 Test Runs:

Player Mat Inns Opp Venue Match Date
D Bradman (AUS) 45 68 IND Melbourne 01-Jan-48
G Sobers (WI) 65 111 ENG Georgetown 28-Mar-68
S Smith (AUS) 61 111 ENG Sydney 04-Jan-18
W Hammond (ENG) 70 114 SA Johannesburg 24-Dec-38
L Hutton (ENG) 66 116 WI Kingston 15-Jan-54
K Barrington (ENG) 72 116 PAK Lord’s 27-Jul-67
K Sangakkara (SL) 71 116 ENG Galle 18-Dec-07
S Gavaskar (IND) 65 117 AUS Adelaide 23-Jan-81
V Kohli (IND) 70 119 ENG Southampton 30-Aug-18
V Richards (WI) 81 120 ENG Port of Spain 03-Apr-86
S Tendulkar (IND) 76 120 SA Bengaluru 02-Mar-00
Mohammad Yousuf (PAK) 72 120 WI Multan 19-Nov-06
V Sehwag (IND) 72 123 SL Mumbai (BS) 02-Dec-09
R Dravid (IND) 73 125 AUS Adelaide 12-Dec-03
R Ponting (AUS) 78 125 SL Colombo (SSC) 24-Mar-04


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