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WTC: Virat Kohli pushed Rohit Sharma back, now becomes the new emperor

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Virat Kohli IND vs SA : When the ICC meeting was held regarding the declining popularity of Test cricket, it was decided that how would it be if a tournament is started for all the Test matches and after that a final match is organized between the two teams that are on top in the points table. This proposal was implemented and after that the World Test Championship started. Its first final was played in the year 2021, which was won by New Zealand. After this, the second final took place in the year 2023, which was won by the Australia team. The common thing in both these finals was that the other team was India, which had to face defeat both the times. The Test series being played between India and South Africa is also continuing under WTC. Meanwhile, the former captain of Team India has left behind the new captain Rohit Sharma.

Joe Root is the batsman who scored the most runs in the World Test Championship.

If we talk about the ICC World Test Championship which started in the year 2019, the batsman who scored the most runs in it is England’s Joe Root. He has scored 3,987 runs in 47 Tests so far. Talking about the top 10 batsmen, India’s Rohit Sharma was the only batsman who was successful in making a place in it. But now Virat Kohli has overtaken him and reached tenth position and Rohit Sharma has gone out of the top 10 and has moved to 11th position.

Such are the figures of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in WTC.

Virat Kohli has so far batted in 57 innings of 35 Test matches under the ICC WTC. He now has more than 2100 runs in his name. Virat Kohli’s average during this period has been 39.64, while he has batted at a strike rate of 49.84. He also has the highest score of 254 runs in his name. If we talk about Rohit Sharma, till now he has batted in 42 innings of 26 matches in the World Test Championship. He has 2097 runs in his name. His average is 52.42, while he has batted at a strike rate of 57.18. Rohit Sharma also played an inning of 212 runs.

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have one more innings left this year

Virat Kohli has scored four centuries and 9 centuries during this period. If we talk about Rohit Sharma, he has 7 centuries and 6 half-centuries in his name. If we talk about this match now, Rohit Sharma is out. That means he has one more innings left this year. On the other hand, Virat Kohli is seen in excellent touch. It will be interesting to see how many more runs both the batsmen are able to add to their account by the end of the year.

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