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Kohli fastest to 25K international runs



ছবি : Virat Kohli

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Virat Kohli achieved another massive feat during the 2nd Test between India and Australia at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on Sunday.

Following the dismissal of captain Rohit Sharma on Day 3 of the second Test, Kohli led India's batting charge and collaborated with star batter Cheteshwar Pujara to successfully chase down the 115-run target set by Pat Cummins and company in the second Border Gavaskar Trophy match.

Scripting background Kohli reached the 25,000-run milestone in international cricket on his home field during the second session of the second Test at Delhi. In terms of international cricket, the former Indian captain has broken the world record previously held by Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar. In 549 innings, batting legend Kohli has accomplished the remarkable feat.

Batting legend Tendulkar has achieved the same feat in 577 innings. While former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting completed 25k runs in 588 innings, legendary all-rounder Jacques Kallis unlocked the same milestone in 594 innings. Kallis and Ponting are followed by Sri Lanka icons Kumar Sangakkara (608 innings) and Mahela Jayawardene(701 innings).

Kohli only needed to score 52 runs in the 2nd Test match to secure the world record at Delhi. The former Indian skipper was 141 runs away from completing 4,000 runs in Test cricket at home when the star batter played his first red-ball match for India in Delhi since 2017 on Friday.

In the second inning, the 34-year-old was run out for 20 off 31 balls. Todd Murphy stumped Kohli in the 19th over for the first time in his career.

At the Arun Jaitley Stadium earlier, Kohli fell short of recording his 29th half-century in the first innings. In the first innings of the second Test between India and Australia, Kohli scored a valiant 44 off 84 balls.