India vs West Indies 2016: Virat Kohli reaches 3,000-run mark in Test cricket

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Virat Kohli reached yet another landmark in his career in the first Test of the ongoing series against West Indies. Kohli crossed the 3000-run mark in his Test career. Virat Kohli reached the 3000-run mark in his 42nd and took 73 innings behind Virender Sehwag (55 innings), Mohammad Azharuddin (64), Sunil Gavaskar (66), Gautam Gambhir (66), Rahul Dravid (67), Sachin Tendulkar (67) and Navjot Singh Sidhu (70).

Kohli made a slow start to his Test career but in the last couple of series, he has been an absolute rock for India in the middle-order. Kohli, who made his Test debut in West Indies five years ago at Kingston, became the 19th Indian to reach the milestone.

As a skipper of the side, it’s a very important series of Virat Kohli. He is leading a young side against side which is also young and in a transformation phase. Teaming up with coach Anil Kumble, who has stressed on being boring in the longer format of the game, Kohli would look to continue his glorious run. With India playing 17 Tests in an arduous cricket season, the skipper’s form with the bat would be crucial to the team’s success.