Indian skipper Virat Kohli notched up his third consecutive hundred in the ongoing Test series against Sri Lanka, and while doing so he joined the league of few special batsmen in achieving the 3000 runs as the test captain milestone.
India and Lanka are currently competing in the third Test at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi. Kohli started the series with a hundred in Kolkata and followed it up with a double hundred in Nagpur, and has scored yet another one, this time at his home ground.
The right-hand batsman scored the fastest hundred of his career, in just 110 balls. This was his 13th ton as captain for India. In the process, Kohli also went past the 5000-run mark, becoming only the tenth Indian to achieve the feat.
Virat Kohli in elite company
The 29-year old is the fastest Indian captain to reach the 3000-run mark, as he achieved the feat in just 50 innings. Previously, the record was held by Sunil Gavaskar, who achieved the feat in 58 innings.
If we compare his stat to the other captain, Sir Donald Bradman is at the top. It took the Australian great only 37 innings to score 3000 runs as the skipper.
Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardene is second in the list. Graham Gooch is at the third, while the current Australian skipper Steve Smith reached the mark in 49 innings and is at 3rd.