Virat Kohli Becomes Fastest Captain To Score 5000 Test Runs

Virat Kohli Becomes The Fastest Captain To Score 5000 Test Runs

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. Credits: BCCI Twitter

The Indian skipper Virat Kohli has become the fastest captain to score 5000 Test runs. Kohli achieved the feat in 84 innings during his unbeaten knock of 59 runs against Bangladesh in the pink-ball Test at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

In fact, Kohli became the first Indian captain to score 5000 Test runs. The talisman overtook the previous record of former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting who had scored 5000 Test runs in 97 innings.

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Virat Kohli. Twitter

Kohli shows his class again.

On the other hand, former legendary West Indies skipper Clive Lloyd had scored 5000 Test runs in 106 innings. Meanwhile, the most successful Test captain Graeme Smith had achieved the landmark in 110 innings.

Former Australian captain Allan Border had scored 5000 Test runs in 116 innings whereas Stephan Fleming achieved the same milestone in 130 innings.

On the other hand, India has put itself in the driver’s seat. The hosts were able to bundle out the visitors for a paltry score of 106 runs after Mominul Haque won the toss and decided to bat first.

India, Bangladesh, Day one
Ishant Sharma. (Image Credit: ICC Twitter)

Ishant Sharma was the chief destroyer of the Bangladesh innings as he took a five-wicket haul. Umesh Yadav scalped three wickets whereas Mohammed Shami snared two wickets. Thus, all ten wickets were taken by Indian seamers.

Subsequently, India had put 174-3 on the board at the time of stumps on opening day and thereby they lead by 68 runs. Indian skipper Virat Kohli is still unbeaten on 59 runs whereas Cheteshwar Pujara also scored a fine knock of 55 runs.

The Indian seamers were right on the money and gave nothing away to the Bangladesh batsmen. In fact, Liton Das and Nayeem Hasan had to be substituted after they were hit on the helmet by Mohammed Shami. Both Das and Hasan were replaced by Mehidy Hasan and Taijul Islam respectively.

It is going to be all but impossible for Bangladesh to come back into this Test match.

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