IND vs WI: At the end of the first day's play of the second Test between India and West Indies, Virat Kohli was unbeaten after scoring 87 runs. Kohli has now joined the top-5 players with the most international runs.
New Delhi: Former Indian captain Virat Kohli has made his 500th international match very special with the bat so far. Kohli was unbeaten on 87 at the end of the first day’s play of the Trinidad Test against the West Indies. With this innings, he has now joined the list of top-5 players who have scored most international runs in world cricket. Former South African player Jacques Kallis was in the first 5th place ahead of Kohli.
West Indies decided to bowl first after winning the toss in the second test of the series against India. After a good start, Team India lost its 3 wickets at the score of 155. From here, Kohli handled the innings from one end and worked to keep the pace of runs fast. In this, he got the support of Ravindra Jadeja and by the end of the day, there was a partnership of 106 runs between the two. India’s score on the first day was 288 runs at the loss of 4 wickets.
When Virat Kohli completed the 74th run of his innings in the last session of the day, he joined the top-5 players who scored the most runs in international cricket. Where Sachin Tendulkar is at the first place in this list. Whereas Kohli has now reached the 5th position. Kohli currently has 25548 runs in his name. While in front of them are Sachin Tendulkar, Kumar Sangakkara, Ricky Ponting and Mahela Jayawardene.
Became the first player to score a half-century in the 500th match
Virat Kohli, who played his 500th match of international cricket, achieved another special achievement in the first day’s play when he completed the half-century. No player who played 500th match from Kohli had scored a half-century. At the same time, in the history of the World Test Championship, Kohli has also become the second player from India to complete 2000 runs.