#IndiaInAustralia: Virat Kohli could break Tendulkar, Gavaskar's record
Indian cricket team captain, Virat Kohli is enjoying a fantastic run this year.. The 30-year-old cricketer became the only batsman to score 1,000+ runs in ODIs and Tests in 2018. Kohli has broken several records in the last 11 months and as India gear up for four Test-series against Australia, Kohli could script a new record, held by legends Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar.
Kohli could surpass another Sachin record
Kohli, recently, broke Tendulkar's record to become the fastest to score 10,000 ODI runs. He could now go past the legend in terms of Test centuries notched against Australia at their own backyard. Sachin had slammed six tons against Australia in 20 Tests. Kohli has five centuries in 11 Tests against the hosts. The Indian captain could also go past Sunil Gavaskar (five tons).
Kohli has been in amazing touch
Kohli has already scored three tons away from home this year. He amassed two centuries against England in the five-match Test series. Kohli had also scored a ton against South Africa. He is India's leading run-scorer away from home in 2018. Therefore, one would expect the star batsman to surpass both Sachin and Gavaskar and add a new feather to his cap.
Kohli in line to be fastest to 7,000 Test runs
Kohli has 1,063 Test runs this year that includes four centuries. He has a superb average of 59.05 in 10 Tests this year. The star player is just 669 away from registering 7,000 Test runs. With this, he is set to be the fastest to this landmark. Indian fans will hope to see Kohli achieve this feat in the upcoming series.
Kohli could go past Wally Hammond's record
Kohli has featured in 124 Test innings so far. The record for the fastest to 7,000 runs in Tests is held by former England cricketer Wally Hammond (131 innings). Virender Sehwag and Sachin feature next in this list.
Kohli expected to provide stiff Test
Kohli is expected to provide a stiff test to the pace battery of Aussies. In India's last tour of Australia, which they lost 0-2, Kohli stood out as he scored 692 runs. He was the second highest run-scorer behind Steve Smith (769). Now with Smith missing the upcoming Tests, Kohli could end up being the top run-getter.