Virat Kohli runs in 2018: The Indian captain has put another feather in his cap by scoring the most Test runs as an Asian captain.
During the second day of the second Test of the ongoing West Indies’ tour of India at Hyderabad, Indian captain Virat Kohli has topped another list, which has put him at the helm of another record as the Asian level.
After India bundled out the opposition on 311 in 101.4 overs in the first hour of the day, Indian batsmen resumed proceedings in the middle. Kohli came in to bat at No. 4 in the 19 over when Prithvi Shaw got out after scoring a quickfire half-century.
Continuing from where he left at Rajkot, Kohli hit a boundary on his fifth ball off Jomel Warrican. Kohli got out after his counterpart in Jason Holder pinned him in front of the stumps in the 43rd over, ending up scoring 45 (78) with the help of five fours.
However, in the process, Kohli made sure to register another feat in Test cricket, something which has been doing with every Test innings of late. Kohli surpassed former Pakistani captain Misbah-ul-Haq as the highest run-scorer (4,229) by an Asian captain in Test matches.
Misbah had scored 42,14 Test runs as captain. Whereas, Mahela Jayawardene had scored 3,665 runs as Test captain. The next on the list is another Indian in former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who had scored 3,454 runs as Test captain.
On a global platform, former South African captain Graeme Smith tops this list for he has scored 8,659 in 109 matches as South Africa’s Test captain.
Having lost Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant have just completed a solid 50-run partnership for the fifth wicket for their team. Their stand has also brought the deficit under 100 runs.
Below are some of the recent Twitter reactions about the ongoing match:
We are back underway for the final session of day two in the second Test.
India are 190/4 after 52 overs, following a rapid 70 from Prithvi Shaw and some excellent Windies bowling. Captain Holder grabbed the huge scalp of Virat Kohli.#INDvWI LIVE 👇https://t.co/E9pqFxL9pX pic.twitter.com/oDiUHIIKbC
— ICC (@ICC) October 13, 2018
I dislike Rahane for this approach. It’s not that Windies are bowling extremely well but this guy is just defending everything.
If Kohli had a problem with Pujara’s intent in WI, time to drop Rahane for this intent ?
— C/S (@LordShastri) October 13, 2018
“Kohli is an adapter. No, not that adapter used for electrical purposes but he’s an adapter who adapts to different conditions and pitches.”
— Manya (@CSKian716) October 13, 2018
— Siddhant 🏏 (@Siddhant_x3) October 13, 2018