Own report: The third and final Test between India and South Africa will start in Cape Town from tomorrow. If all goes well, Virat Kohli will play in this Test. He withdrew from the second Test in Johannesburg at the last minute due to a chronic back injury. But Kohli has started the net session in full force. Which means it’s about to be the most delusional time of the year, as well. Huge batting milestone waiting for Kohli in this test!
At the moment, Kohli has 654 runs in 96 Tests. If Kohli can score another 148 in Cape Town, he will touch the 6,000-run mark in Tests. Kohli will be the 31st batsman in red ball cricket to score eight thousand. He has 26 centuries and an equal number of half-centuries. Kohli’s average is 50.34. King Kohli is the 32nd highest run scorer batsman in Test cricket.
Kohli has not scored three figures in any format since 2019. In the last two innings of the last Test, many outside the off stump ball has been knocked out unnecessarily. Not only that, last year, Kohli returned with a stab in the last 10 innings on foreign soil. If he can score 6,000 Test runs in Cape Town, he will become the sixth Indian to do so. The list includes Sachin Tendulkar (15921 runs), Rahul Dravid (13265 runs), Sunil Gavaskar (10122 runs), VVS Laxman (61 runs) and Virender Sehwag (6503 runs). Fans are counting the days eagerly waiting for a big innings from Kohli.