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Kohli Becomes First Indian Captain To Reach 4000 Runs In Test Cricket As Captain

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Virat Kohli has became first Indian to reach 4000 runs as captain in Test cricket. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the second in the list with 3454 runs as captain in Test.

Virat Kohli touched this landmark during the fourth Test against England at Southampton on Sunday, September 2. Though, his brilliant knock of 58 went in vain as India lost the match by 60-runs.

He took only 39 Tests to reach the milestone. He is averaging over 66 with 16 hundreds, nine fifties with a highest score of 243 which he got last year in New Delhi as captain.

He has also become the fastest to the landmark, needing just 65 innings in 39 Test matches, beating Brian Lara who took 71 innings and 40 matches.

TOP THREE INDIAN CAPTAIN IN TEST :
1. VIRAT KOHLI - 4000 Runs (39 Test)
2. MS DHONI - 3454 Runs (60 Test)
3. SUNIL GAVASKAR - 3449 Runs (47 Test)

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Virat Kohli Gets Another Milestone

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India's skipper Virat Kohli has become the second quickest Indian after the great Sunil Gavaskar to reach 6000 runs in Test cricket.

It took only 119 innings for Kohli to reach the landmark. He had scored 5994 runs in 118 innings and was just 6 runs sort to complete 6000 runs. He reached there in 4th Test of Southampton against England.

Overall Virat Kohli is 10th Indian player to get 6000 runs in Test. The great Sachin Tendulkar is at No.1 in this list with 15,921 runs.

Quickest Indian To Reach 6000-Runs In Test :
1. Sunil Gavaskar - 117 Innings
2. Virat Kohli -119 Innings
3. Sachin Tendulkar - 120 Innings
4. Virendra Sehwag -121 Innings
5. Rahul Dravid - 124 Innings

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Kuldeep, Root Shines In ICC ODI Rankings

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India's left arm wrist spinner, Kuldeep Yadav breaks into top 10 for the first time in ICC ODI bowling rankings.

He took 9 wickets in 3-match series against England where he registered best figures of 6 for 25 (In the first match) for any left-arm spinner.

That helped him to move eight spots to six with 684 points.

On the other hand, the highest run-getter from the 3-match series, England's Joe Root reached his career-best second spot with 918 points.

His fellow teammates Jason Roy and skipper Eion Morgan also moved up to 19th and 22nd spots respectively.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli lost first bilateral series under his captaincy but that couldn't stop him to achieve career-best 911 points.

He is currently the No.1 batsman and is 93 points ahead of the second-placed Joe Root. Both Root and Kohli was the highest run-getter in the ODI series with 216 and 191 runs respectively.

In bowlers ranking, India's pacer Jasprit Bumrah retained his No.1 spot despite not been able to play a single match against England due to injury.

Kuldeep's spin twin partner, Yuzvendra Chahal didn't look best of his touch and that resulted in him slip two spots to ten.

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Virat Kohli becomes the fastest batsman to reach 2000 T20I runs

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Indian skipper Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman to complete 2000 T20I runs. He reached this milestone when he was on 8 in the 1st T20I against England on Tuesday, July 3.

Kohli has now scored 2012 runs. He took only 56 innings to reach this. He also became the 4th batsman after Martin Guptill (2271*), Brandon McCullum (2140) and Shoaib Malik (2039*) to complete 2000 runs in T20 Internationals.

Virat Kohli has scored 18 half centuries so far in T20I and has a strike rate of 136.31. He is now just 27 runs short from 3rd placed Shoaib Malik.

Kohli also became second Indian (Male/Female) after women's team skipper Mithali Raj to reach this feat.

Innings to reach 2000 T20I runs:

V Kohli (IND) - 56

B McCullum (NZ) - 66

M Guptill (NZ) - 68

S Malik (PAK) - 92

Kohli was also the fastest to reach 1000 T20I runs.

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