Virat Kohli, the senior Team India batter, achieved a significant milestone during the Dominica Test against West Indies. On Day 2 of the match, he surpassed Virender Sehwag’s Test tally to become India’s fifth-highest run-getter in the format. Sehwag had scored 8503 runs in 103 Test matches, boasting an average of 49.43, with 23 centuries and 31 fifties.

By the end of Day 2 in Dominica, Kohli had accumulated 8515 runs in Test cricket. Playing in his 110th Test match, he had notched up 28 hundreds and 28 fifties, maintaining an average of 48.93. At the close of play on Day 2, Kohli was batting on 36 runs off 96 balls, with India’s score at 312/2.

Leading the illustrious list of Indian run-scorers in Test cricket is the batting legend Sachin Tendulkar. He played exactly 200 Test matches, accumulating a remarkable 15,921 runs at an average of 53.78. Tendulkar registered 51 centuries and 68 fifties throughout his career, solidifying his position as the leading run-getter in Test cricket overall.

Rahul Dravid, the current head coach of Team India, occupies the second spot on the list. Having played 163 Test matches, Dravid scored 13,265 runs at an average of 52.63. His impressive record includes 36 centuries and 63 fifties.

Following Dravid is former India captain Sunil Gavaskar, who was the first player to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket. Gavaskar concluded his illustrious career with 10,122 runs in 125 Test matches, maintaining an average of 51.12. He recorded 34 centuries and 45 fifties during his time in international cricket.

VVS Laxman, another Indian batting legend, currently ranks above Kohli on the list. In his 134 Test matches, Laxman amassed 8781 runs at an average of 45.97. His contributions include 17 centuries and 56 fifties.

Virat Kohli’s achievement of becoming India’s fifth-highest run-getter in Test cricket showcases his exceptional batting prowess. As an active player, he has the potential to climb even higher on this esteemed list in the future.


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