England vs India: Virat Kohli eyes another milestone
Indian skipper Virat Kohli is a man of many records. His tryst with milestones is a regular phenomenon. As India lock horns with England in the first Test, the 29-year-old is on the verge of achieving another feat. Till now, Kohli has amassed 977 career Test runs against England and could soon become the 13th Indian to slam 1,000 runs against England. Here's more!
Kohli could be 13th Indian to score 1000+
Kohli has scored only 134 runs in five Tests against the Three Lions in England and the rest of the score (833) has been achieved at home. Kohli has featured in 14 Tests against England. The player could now become the 13th Indian batsman to get past 1,000 runs against the Englishmen. Sachin Tendulkar leads the list with 2,535 runs.
Indian players with 1,000+ Test runs against England
The players who have achieved 1,000+ Test runs against England are as follows. Sachin Tendulkar: (2,535), Sunil Gavaskar (2,483), Rahul Dravid (1,950), Gundappa Viswanath (1,880), Dilip Vengsarkar (1,589), Kapil Dev (1,355), Mohammad Azharuddin (1,278), Vijay Manjrekar (1,181), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (1,157), Farokh Engineer (1,113), Cheteshwar Pujara (1,061) and Ravi Shastri (1026).
Kohli has stupendous away record in other top 3 nations
Kohli has 5 centuries on Australian soil. He has also amassed 2 tons in South Africa and one in New Zealand. This 5-match Test series could see him get his first ton against England in their own backyard.