The final match of the Border Gavaskar Test Series 2023 is being played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The pitch looked more batting friendly during the fourth Test as compared to the first three Tests. As a result, the batsmen of both the teams took full advantage of this pitch. Virat Kohli completed his own century in the first innings of the Ahmedabad Test. Meanwhile, Virat also got the honor of scoring the most runs for India in the World Test Championship.
Test series are played around the world under the ICC World Test Championship. The 2021-2023 season of the championship is in its final stage and the Indian team is trying to secure a place in the final match. A Test win at Ahmedabad was crucial for India to reach the final. But now this match is not likely to be settled. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli’s storming performance on Sunday (March 12) saw him become India’s highest run-scorer in the history of the World Test Championship.
Earlier, the captain of the Indian team, Rohit Sharma, was at the first position in this list. But on Sunday, Virat surpassed Rohit to take the first place in the list. Rohit Sharma has so far scored 1794 runs in the World Test Championship and was the highest run-scorer for India. But Virat completed his own 1800* runs in the tournament on Sunday. This number continued to increase. In this way, Virat is now first in the list, Rohit is second, and Cheteshwar Pujara is at number one. Pujara has scored a total of 1728 runs in this tournament so far. Virat who came first in the list has scored a total of 1803 runs in this tournament so far.
Highest run-scorers in the World Test Championship so far
Virat Kohli – 1803 (52 innings)
Rohit Sharma – 1794 (36 innings)
Cheteshwar Pujara – 1728 (60 innings)
A two-match Test series is currently being played between New Zealand and Sri Lanka. Along with India, Sri Lanka is the main contender to reach the final of the championship. On the other hand, Australia has already secured a place in the final match. If India fail to win the Ahmedabad Test against Australia, India’s dream of reaching the final may be dashed. In this case, whether India will play the final match or not will be decided on Sri Lanka’s performance.
(Virat Kohli has scored the most runs for India in WTC)
4 players who scored most centuries against one country, Virat holds the record not once, but twice
Virat’s sweat and hard work for the last 25 centuries than the first 50 centuries can be seen from the statistics