Amir’s tweet on Kohli: Pakistan’s fast bowler congratulates the Indian captain on completing 6,000 Test runs.
In which has come as a heart-warming gesture from Pakistan’s spearhead Mohammad Amir, he has replied to a tweet, congratulating Indian captain Virat Kohli on completing 6,000 runs in Test cricket. Amir’s act is a testimony to the India-Pakistan cricketers sharing a cordial bond off the ground.
During the second day of the ongoing fourth Test of the Pataudi trophy against England, with a boundary off James Anderson, Kohli had achieved the feat, becoming the 10th Indian batsman to do so.
Among the Indian batsmen, Sachin Tendulkar leads the chart with 15,921 runs in 200 Test matches at an average of 53.78. He is followed by Rahul Dravid (13,265 runs in 163 Test matches at an average of 52.63), Sunil Gavaskar (10,122 runs in 125 Test matches at an average of 51.12) and VVS Laxman (8,781 runs in 134 Test matches at an average of 45.97).
However, Kohli’s average of 54.41 remains the best among the top 10 Indian batsmen. In the Indian context, Kohli would now be looking to surpass Gundappa Viswanath (6,080 runs in 91 Test matches at an average of 41.93) and Mohammad Azharuddin (6,215 runs in 99 Test matches at an average of 45.03) to step up the ladder.
Comparing at a global level, Kohli became the 10th fastest batsman to achieve this feat. He crossed the 6,000-run mark in his 70th Test. On the top of this list is Sir Don Bradman, who crossed the mark in his 45th Test.
Upon reaching the hotel on the same day, Kohli received a sweet message from the hotel staff as they had welcomed Kohli in an adorable manner. Kohli took to Twitter to share the photo with his fans, also appreciating the hotel staff at Southampton.
Watch the full thread which includes Kohli sharing the photo and Amir congratulating him:
Congrats brother keep going👍👍👍
— Mohammad Amir (@iamamirofficial) September 1, 2018