Team India skipper Virat Kohli achieved yet another milestone in his record-breaking career by becoming the fourth Indian to score 1,000 Test runs in Australia. Needing five runs to achieve feat, the 30-year-old completed 1,000 runs during India’s second innings of the first Test against Australia in Adelaide on Saturday. Kohli joined Sachin Tendulkar (1809), VVS Laxman (1236) and Rahul Dravid (1143) on the elite list. Interestingly, Kohli is the fastest Indian to score 1,000 Test runs on Australian soil in just 18 innings.
1000 Test runs for @imVkohli in Australia.
He is the 4th Indian to achieve this feat pic.twitter.com/65hdfHx5GQ
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 8, 2018
When it comes to the longest format of the game, Kohli’s record has been quite impressive Down Under.
In the process, Kohli also completed 2,000 Test runs in away matches as skipper. No other Indian captain has achieved this feat and this will be a huge achievement for the flamboyant right-hander.
Kohli, who turned 30 last month, is the world’s top-ranked batsman in both tests and one-day internationals, with over 1,000 runs in both formats in the calendar year.
He was the top scorer between both sides in South Africa with a hundred and a half century in a 2-1 series defeat, while in England he fared even better with two centuries and three fifties but still the tourists were beaten, 4-1.
The last time India toured Australia in 2014-15 Kohli scored four centuries in as many tests and notched 692 runs at a jaw-dropping average of 86.25. India ended up losing 2-0.