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Virat Kohli breaks Rahul Dravid’s record, becomes second highest run-scorer on South African soil

-Vinay Kumar

Virat Kohli, the captain of the Indian Test team, has not been seen in his best form for the last 3 years. But, the cricket world’s Angry Young Man ‘Run Machine’ Virat Kohli (Virat Kohli Captain Indian Cricket Team) batted against South Africa in the third and decisive match of the series being played at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town, Team India The record of former great batsman captain Rahul Dravid (Rahul Dravid The Wall) has been broken.

Significantly, Virat Kohli has become the second batsman in the field of South Africa to score the most runs in Test cricket for India. Virat Kohli has gone beyond breaking the record of Rahul Dravid. In this match, as soon as captain Virat Kohli scored 14 runs in his first innings, The Wall broke the record of Rahul Dravid. Kohli missed out on a century but while batting with a big heart, he played an innings of 79 runs.

The history of Test cricket is witness that former India batsman Rahul Dravid scored a total of 624 runs in his Test career against South Africa in the grounds of South Africa. Now Virat Kohli has broken that record and now Virat has gone ahead with 689 runs. The record for scoring the most runs in Test cricket in the grounds of South Africa is in the name of Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin has scored 1161 runs against South Africa in 15 Test matches played in that country.

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Talking about the overall Test matches between India and South Africa, Sachin Tendulkar has scored the most runs in the history of the Indian Test team against South Africa. He played a total of 25 Test matches against South Africa in his International Test career and scored 1741 runs. Virender Sehwag is the second player to score the most runs against South Africa from Team India. Sehwag has scored 1306 runs in 15 test matches played against South Africa. After that, former India captain Rahul Dravid is at number three. He scored 1252 runs in the overall Test matches against South Africa during his Test career.

India were bundled out for 223 runs in the decider and final Test match of the latest Test series being played at the Newlands ground in Cape Town and South Africa, batting their first innings, scored 17 runs for the loss of one wicket. South Africa captain Dean Elgar was dismissed by India’s deadly bowler Jasprit Bumrah.

Bhagyashree Soni
Bhagyashree Soni is a software engineer with soft writing skills. She is a degree holder from the International School of Entrepreneurial Leadership. She has been a state-level badminton champion and chess player. A woman with a forthright attitude enjoys her writing passion as her chosen career. Writing in the context of feminism, social cause and entrepreneurship is her forte.
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