Ex-Indian skipper Virat Kohli added yet another feather to his cap as he surpassed South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis for the most runs in the international cricket.
While India is locking horns with West Indies in the 2nd Test against West Indies at the Queen’s Park Oval, Virat Kohli is scripting his own legacy with each and every run he is scoring. 34-year-old remained unbeaten at 87 as the Day 1 end with some fightback from West Indies bowlers.
While batting first, India started off well with Rohit Sharma (80 off 143) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (57 off 74) added 139 for the fist wicket, but couple of quick wickets brought host back in the game.
West Indies’ fightback:
Jason Holder provided first breakthrough to his side by dismissing Yashaswi Jaiswal at 57 (74), followed by Shubman Gill throwing away his wicket once again in the series.
Batting at number 3, Gill could only contribute with 10 off 12. Next was Rohit Sharma who got out in the 39th over. Ajinkya Rahane (8) who played a fine innings in the 1st Test match was stunned Shannon Gabriel.
Virat Kohli’s record run on Day 1:
The modern day great etched his name in the history books as he surpassed South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis to become the batter with fifth most international runs in the history of sports.
The list comprises Sachin Tendulkar (34,357), Kumar Sangakara (28,016), Ricky Ponting (27,483), and Mahela Jayawardan (25,548).
Day 1: Team India – 288/4
While West Indies made a decent comeback in the game, Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja avoided any more trouble to the visitors as the duo remain unbeaten by the end of Day 1.