India captain Virat Kohli exceeds Dilip Vengsarkar, Virat Kohli on Friday signed a huge Test cricket event when he went on to better former skipper Dilip Vengsarkar in the elite list. The right-handed batsman moved on to cross Vengsarkar to rise to the 7th place in the list of members with most runs for India in the most extensive format. Kohli reached the feat when he reached 78* through his innings.
Vengsarkar, who performed 116 Tests, scored 6868 runs in his career. On the other hand, Kohli, who has played 81 Tests so far, has scored 6,878 runs so much in his career.
Virat Kohli exceeds Dilip Vengsarkar, Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane moved on from where they had left on Day 1 and went on to go past the 100-run partnership. It was the 10th hundred-run opinion between the two and their 2nd between upon South Africa in Test cricket. The duo also bettered Rahul Dravid-Sourav Ganguly’s 96-run stand to become the 4th-highest wicket stand for India upon the Proteas in Test cricket for the 4th wicket.
Apart from Kohli and Rahane, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara also provided with the bat for India. While the former got a hundred in the Test, his 2nd in two consecutive Tests, Pujara went on to score a half-century.
Mayank’s effort has attracted praises from various quarters,
And his teammate Cheteshwar Pujara considered the Karnataka batsman had learnt the art of translation from the first-class cricket. Mayank and Pujara gave 138 runs for the second wicket before the latter released for a well-made 58.
“He (Mayank) is an accomplished player who has got a lot of runs in first-class cricket, which has supported him a lot. When it comes to the sensitive 90s, he is fearless,” Pujara said after the day’s play.
“Mayank knows how to convert the fifties within big scores. Once he runs past hundred, he can score heavily as we saw in the last game,” added Pujara.