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Twitter Reactions: Virat Kohli reaches 5000-run milestone in Tests

Kohli joins big names in the charts.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli of India bats. (Photo Source: Twitter)

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.

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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:

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