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Virat Kohli made a big record in world cricket, became the first batsman to do so

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The Indian team had to face defeat by an innings and 32 runs on the third day of the Centurion Test match against South Africa. Team India’s second innings was limited to 131 runs in this match, in which 76 runs were seen from the bat of Virat Kohli, apart from this no other batsman could spend much time on the pitch. At the same time, on the basis of his innings, Kohli has also achieved a big position in world cricket. Now Kohli has become the first player to score more than 2000 runs 7 times in a year in international cricket.

Kohli left Kumar Sangakkara behind

When Virat Kohli scored his 28th run during India’s second innings, he completed his 2000 international runs in all formats this year. Kohli took only 35 innings to reach this milestone. If we look at the batsmen who have scored 2000 runs in international cricket in the year 2023, then apart from Kohli, the second name in it is that of Shubman Gill. Kohli has scored 1377 runs in 27 matches in the ODI format this year at an average of 72.47. By scoring more than 2000 international runs, Kohli left behind Kumar Sangakkara who had achieved this feat 6 times in world cricket.

These Indian players are also included in the list

Virat Kohli has become the first batsman in the world to score 2000 plus runs in a calendar year 7 times. Other Indian players in this list include Sachin Tendulkar 5 times, Sourav Ganguly 4 times and Rahul Dravid 3 times. Apart from this, he has now come second after Sachin Tendulkar in terms of scoring the most runs for India in Test cricket against South Africa. Sachin has scored a total of 1741 runs in Tests against Africa. Whereas Kohli has now scored 1350 runs. In this matter, he has done the work of leaving behind Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid.

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