Indian captain Virat Kohli reached yet another milestone in the ongoing Day-Night Test match between India and Bangladesh. Kohli became the first Indian skipper to score 5000 Test runs. He is the 6th captain overall to achieve the record and is the fastest to reach the milestone.
Virat Kohli became India’s Test captain after MS Dhoni decided to hang his boots in the tour of Australia in 2013-14. Since then, Kohli has batted in 86 innings and has scored over 5000 runs. He joins an elite list of captains like Clive Lloyd, Graeme Smith, Stephen Fleming, Allan Border and Ricky Ponting. Kohli is the quickest to the milestone beating Ricky Ponting’s 97 innings mark.
India have been on top in the 2nd Test at Eden Gardens. The Indian fast bowlers put the Bangladesh batsmen to sword and bowled them out for a paltry 106. Ishant Sharma picked up a 5-wicket haul in India after 12 years, while Umesh Yadav and Mohammad Shami shared the other 5 wickets.
Virat Kohli is one of India’s greatest ever Test captain having recorded the most Test wins by an Indian captain. Kohli has captained India in 52 Test matches, winning 32 of those, the most by an Indian captain. Virat Kohli has scored 7 double centuries in Tests, the most by an Indian. All of them came while he was captain.