Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday, during the third Test match between India and Australia, added another feather to his illustrious cap as he went past former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid’s record of most runs scored by an Indian in a calendar year on foreign soil.
Virat Kohli achieved the feat when he scored 82 runs in the first innings of the third Test against Australia.
The stylish 30-year-old batsman has now become the highest-scoring Indian Test batsman overseas in a calendar year. So far, Virat Kohli has scored 1138 runs in the ongoing calendar year. The previous record was held by Dravid, who scored 1137 runs in away tours in 2002.
Top three Indians batsmen with most runs in a calendar year on foreign soil:
1138: Virat Kohli (2018)
1137: Rahul Dravid (2002)
1065: Mohinder Amarnath (1983)
On Thursday, Virat Kohli missed out on yet another hundred as Australian speedster Mitchell Starc spoilt the party for him. Starc bowled a short ball to Kohli which he struck towards the third man only to be caught out in the deep by Aaron Finch.
Incidentally, this is the third time that Starc has dismissed Kohli.
With the help of his 82 runs, the Delhi batsman has now also become the captain with the third-highest score at the historic MCG.