The Top Indian run getter in Test series in Australia :Virat Kohli


  • Newly-appointed captain Virat Kohli became the the highest Indian run getter in a Test series in Australia.
  • It happened when he notch up an unbeaten 140 in the fourth and final cricket match of the ongoing series at Sydney Ground.
  • Kohli surpassed the earlier record of batting legend Rahul Dravid who scored 619 runs from eight innings in the 2003-04 tour of Australia.
  • The 26-year-old Kohli, who came into this match with an aggregate of 499 runs, has now totalled 639 from seven innings.
  • Kohli, who struck his fourth ton of the series and 10th overall in his 33rd Test.
  • He is now the only cricketer ever to have scored a century each in his first three innings as captain of a side. Australian Greg Chappell had scored a century each in his first two innings as skipper against the West Indies at Brisbane in 1975.
  • He also became the first Indian batsman after Sunil Gavaskar (in 1971 and 1978-79 versus West Indies) to score four centuries in a Test series.
  • He made his Test debut in 2011 against the West Indies, also became the first overseas batsman since Herbert Sutcliffe (1924-25) and Walter Hammond (1928-29) to score four hundreds in a Test series in Australia.