Milestone beckons Virat Kohli in Test cricket

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Published: Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 15:30 [IST]
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Milestone beckons Virat Kohli

Bangalore, Feb 12: India's Virat Kohli is set to reach a milestone in Test cricket during the four-match series against Australia which starts in Chennai on February 22.

The Delhi boy is 109 runs away from completing 1,000 runs in Tests. So far, he has played 14 Tests, scoring 891 runs at an average of 38.73. He has three hundreds and five fifties since making his debut against West Indies in 2011.

One of the talented young Indian batsmen, Kohli enjoyed a great 2012 in One Day Internationals. His Test batting too was impressive, though not as much as 50-over cricket.

He will be one of the key batsmen in Australia series and could reach 1,000 runs in Chennai Test.

For his 891 runs so far, he has taken 25 innings. However, the fastest Indian to 1,000 runs is Vinod Kambli, in 14 innings.

The 24-year-old Kohli, could however, better Sachin Tendulkar. The Master Blaster needed 28 innings and 19 Tests to reach 1,000 runs.

Kohli has crossed 4,000 runs in 98 ODIs. He has 13 centuries and averages nearly 50.


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