Virat Kohli displayed some resolute batting yesterday to keep India afloat alongside Cheteshwar Pujara n the face of a disastrous outcome that lurked in the corner. Sadly, for the Indian captain, he couldn’t do much on day three as his fate unravelled in a similar fashion with Ollie Robinson exploiting his weakness on the off-stump.
However, with all said and done, Kohli was on the verge of reaching an incredible milestone today but fell short by a solitary run as he got out on 55. He was batting on 22999 international runs and could have been the third Indian after Tendulkar and Dravid to achieve the milestone of 23000 international runs if he wouldn’t have fallen short.
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Virat Kohli can be the third India to achieve this feat
Tendulkar leads the chart by a proverbial mile as he racked up 34357 runs while Kumara Sangakkara is second on the list with 28016 runs in his hut. Rahul Dravid is the second Indian on the list with 24208 runs. However, the current Indian skipper has an astonishing average of 55 plus in all formats combined and despite a recent decline in form, his numbers are too overwhelming to be refuted.
India will be playing the fourth Test match at the Oval as they will be eager to keep the series either levelled or go ahead. However, their batting department will have to do a lot of mulling if they are to turn the tide around.
It was a poor display in the first innings that proved to be crucial in India’s unravelling in the third Test match of the series. They were bundled out for a paltry 78 which is humiliating, to say the least.
Kohli has drawn severe flak over the past few days for not being able to score a big knock for a while now. Despite getting those starts, he has managed to throw them away in the middle that has been a major moot for debates.