Kohli Completes 5,000 Runs In Test Cricket, Murali Vijay Joins Celebrations

| December 3 , 2017 , 12:59 IST

Indian players are touching milestones with every other match including the ongoing Test series against Sri Lanka. On the first day the third test at the Ferozeshah Kotla, two players over-shined the rest with their extraordinary performances.

India captain Virat Kohli reached the landmark of 5,000 runs in the five-day format on Saturday whereas Murli Vijay completed his 11th Test century.

The two players gave the audience a spectacular show to watch with their extraordinary partnership. The 29-year-old captain reached the mark in typical style, smashing Sri Lanka pacer Suranga Lakmal for a boundary shortly after lunch. 


Kohli became the 11th Indian to reach the milestone and the fourth quickest in terms of innings. The legendary Sunil Gavaskar is the quickest among Indian batsmen, achieving the distinction in 95 innings.

Former star opener Virender Sehwag is second in 98 innings while Sachin Tendulkar is placed third with 103 knocks. Vijay showcased his animated and fierce avatar on the ground which delighted his fans to the core.

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Kohli is also the second quickest among Indian batsmen in terms of time. He needed 2,358 days to complete the feat after Rahul Dravid's 2,252 days. Sehwag is third at 2,464 days.

The India skipper is also the second youngest to reach the 5,000-run mark among Indian batsmen at 29 years and 27 days. Tendulkar tops the list among Indians at 25 years and 301 days.