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Twitter Erupts as Virat Kohli Reaches 5000 Test Runs

Kohli plays a cut shot

After going 1-0 up in the series, India went into the third Test match with a new opening pair in this series in the form of Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan. India got off to a good start after winning the toss and electing to bat first at Feroz Shah Kotla, in Delhi. Murali Vijay reached his 16th half century as Dhawan (23), and Cheteshwar Pujara (23) departed after getting good starts.

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Indian skipper Virat Kohli is on the spree of breaking records as he broke Rahul Dravid’s record to become the fourth quickest batsmen to reach 5000 Test runs. Kohli took 105 innings to reach the landmark. While Sunil Gavaskar took 95, Virender Sehwag took 99, and Sachin Tendulkar took 103 innings.

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The 29-year-old Kohli, who is playing his 63 rd Test match reached the milestone while he was batting on 25 runs in India’s first innings. Kohli went into the match with 4975 runs and was eight short before going in for the lunch break. Kohli drove Suranga Lakmal for a classic boundary past wide mid-off to go past the mark.

Here is how the Twitter reacted as Virat Kohli reaches his 5000 Test runs:

https://twitter.com/hankypanty/status/936862766878486528

 

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