Twitter Reactions: Virat Kohli reaches 5000-run milestone in Tests
Kohli joins big names in the charts.
Published - Dec 2, 2017 1:17 pm | Updated - Dec 2, 2017 2:08 pm
Indian cricket team’s run machine Virat Kohli has reached the 5000-run mark in his Test match career. He has taken just 105 innings to get to the landmark and also became the fourth fastest Indian batsman to achieve the record. He has had a sensational and an incredible run in every format of the game. Which is why, everyone associated with the game and thousands of his fans wished the cricketer for reaching the milestone.
Kohli now has 5000 runs in 105 innings, along with 19 hundreds and 5 double-hundreds in his heavy baggage at the age of 29. He surely has a long way to go in his cricketing career and will make multiple records to his name. The batting icon is definitely setting huge benchmarks for his fellow cricketers and is also improving his game every time he steps into the field.
Kohli joins big names in the charts
The Indian captain reached the 5000-run mark in the ongoing final Test match against Sri Lanka at his home ground. The local Delhi boy joined many great cricketers in the longest format of the game fastest the landmark runs. Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar is at the top with just 95 innings taken to get to 5000-Test runs, while the Nawab of Najafgarh Virender Sehwag is second with 99 innings and the Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar is third in the list with 103 innings. The modern-day batsman will surely cherish this moment when he joins these great cricketers of the sport.
The comparisons between the fab four of this generation
When we talk of the modern day cricketers, the talk is generally of the fab four of this generation, who are Joe Root, Virat Kohli, Steve Smith and Kane Williamson. Kohli has also now equalled his English counterpart as Root also reached the 5000-run mark in 105 innings. The Kiwi skipper reached there in 110 innings, while the Aussie skipper Smith is the fastest among the four with just 97 innings.
Here is how Twitter reacted to Virat’s 5000 runs:
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 2017
— ICC (@ICC) December 2, 2017
Virat Kohli completes his 5000 test runs in 105 innings. He becomes 14th quickest to Join this landmark.
R Harvey from Australia &
Brian Lara also achieve this landmark in 105 innings.#Cricket #INDvSL @imVkohli
— DJ Ahmer Najeeb (@AhmerNajeeb) December 2, 2017
@imVkohli storms past the 5000-run mark in Test cricket. And looking ever more hungry! Taking on extraordinary dimensions, his career
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) December 2, 2017
Virat Kohli Becomes 4th Fastest Indian Batsman To Score 5,000 Test Runs!
2nd Quickest In Terms Of Time For India – 2358 Days After Dravid's 2252 Days.
2nd Youngest (29y 27d) After Sachin (25y 301d) Among Indian Batsmen! #INDvSL
(PIC Credit – BCCI) pic.twitter.com/14UgYVv1wn
— Virat Kohli Fan Club (@TeamVirat) December 2, 2017
Saturday can't be better then this watching @imVkohli master class. What player ???respect man.. Plz this time triple ?.. ????????
— pradip???????? (@pradipthakur20) December 2, 2017
— Chennarapu Ranjith (@ranjith_jithu) December 2, 2017
VIRAT KOHLI HAS COMPLETED 5000* runs in Test (avg 52.41)
16000* INTERNATIONAL RUNS.
( FASTEST IN THE WORLD)
— ? (@LoyalViratFan) December 2, 2017
— Freak (@strang_err) December 2, 2017
Fastest to 5000 runs in Test cricket by Indians: (In Inns)
95 – Sunil Gavaskar
99 – Virender Sehwag
103 – Sachin Tendulkar
105 – VIRAT KOHLI
108 – Rahul Dravid#INDvSL
— Thillaiyampalam Tharaneetharan (@tharanee_sports) December 2, 2017
Most Runs for India in Test
4378 M Amarnath pic.twitter.com/qKDnqBpOho
— Cricketopia (@CricketopiaCom) December 2, 2017
•Virat Kohli Just Completed 16,000 International Runs !
•Virat Kohli Fastest To 16,000 International Runs! (350 Innings)
— Virat Kohli FC™ (@ViratsPlanet) December 2, 2017
— Alex Tudor (@alextudorcoach) December 2, 2017
Virat Kohli is in the form of his life and since how long you are saying that?
Consistent as ever. #INDvSL
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) December 2, 2017
Quickest to 16000 runs in International cricket (inns):
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) December 2, 2017
Kohli must be thinking back to all those first class matches at the Kotla when batting was a lot harder than this #INDvSL
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) December 2, 2017
Virat Kohli is batting in Delhi.
Steve Smith is batting in Adelaide.
The distance of 9,567 Kms is the rest of the world's batsmen.
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) December 2, 2017