Kohli Number 2 on ICC Test batsmen chart

 . Last updated on December 11, 2017, 10:30 AM
Kohli Number 2 on ICC Test batsmen chart
Virat Kohli is now the second batsman in ICC Test ranking.

Another milestone for India skipper Virat Kohli. The player is currently at the zenith of batsmen chart in ODI and T20 format, and recently became the player next to top in Test ranking as well. Kohli was fifth in the list, but his tally of 610 runs in five innings hauled his position next to Aussie skipper Steven Smith. The latter is ahead of Kohli by 45 points in the format. Smith aggregated 941 points, while Kohli’s tally is 893. The Aussie captain has the fifth highest aggregate in Test history.

If Kohli scales up to the top anytime soon, he will reach another milestone of becoming the top batsmen across all formats simultaneously. Only Ricky Ponting held this record previously in cricket history in season 2005-06. The recent Test series of India against Sri Lanka were the primary boosters for Virat Kohli. The Test series against Sri Lanka, he scored a century and a double century. The latter knock of 243 runs was his career best.

Kohli played 63 Test matches so far to aggregate a total of 5268 runs. His average in the format is 53.75. In ODI, the skipper is awaiting the 10,000-run milestone with the tally of 9030 runs. His average strike rate in limited format is 91.73. In the shortest format, Kohli scored 1956 runs in an average of 52.86 runs. In his recent stride, the Kohli jump over the positions of David Warner, Cheteshwar Pujara, Kane Williamson and Joe Root.

In the year so far, the India captain emerged as one of the highest run getters in international matches. His total tally across all format is 2818 runs in the year. His double century knocks also scaled a record. With his recent knock at Delhi, he reaches several milestones as a Test double centurion. As a Test captain, he registered six double centuries, which is the highest. He also became the second Test player of India after Vinoo Mankad to knock two double centuries in a single Test match.

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