The upgrowing talent which India is producing in the field of cricket is unbelievable. The records which seem unbreakable are now considered achievable for the youngsters. Recently, the modern-day master Virat Kohli added another feather in his achievements cap by reaching the milestone of 8000 runs in test cricket. Now Virat Kohli has become the 5th quickest Indian batsmen to achieve the milestone.
#ViratKohli one more achievement 8000 run in test cricket. #Congrats #VK100 #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/xwWKZywthb
— Kaushtubh Shukla (@KaushtubhShukl) March 4, 2022
However, there had been many legends who achieved the 8000 runs mark more earlier and in fewer innings. Here, is the list of the top 5 Indian batsmen who achieved the 8000 runs milestone in test cricket with fewer innings.
Indian batsmen to achieve the 8000 runs mark in test cricket in fewer innings
1. Sachin Tendulkar(154 innings)
Today in 1999, Sachin Scored 124* vs SL at Colombo. 19th Test Century.
Day 5, @sachin_rt Came to bat scored 124* (4s:10,6s:1) ensured 🇮🇳drew the Rain Affected Test & got their 1st points of Asian Test Championship.
SRT Scored 53 & 124*@CrickeTendulkarhttps://t.co/PkntBF3wks pic.twitter.com/ZxYQrIDfKd
— Sachin Tendulkar Fan Club🇮🇳 (@CrickeTendulkar) February 28, 2022
The God of cricket Sachin Tendulkar whose cricketing career is full of achievements is also the fastest Indian batsman to complete the 8000 run mark. Sachin has taken only 154 innings to complete this milestone which is recognized as the second fastest to complete the 8000 run mark.
2. Rahul Dravid(157 innings)
The wall of Indian cricket Rahul Dravid was one of the key players behind the tremendous success of the Indian test team on foreign soil. Dravid whose classic batting style was remarkable, is also on the list of batsmen who have achieved the 8000 runs mark in test cricket. Dravid has taken only 157 innings to achieve this milestone.
2. Virendra Shewag(160 innings)
Virendra Sehwag Hammered Pakistan in their own backyard by scoring a Tremendous Triple Century (309) with Strike Rare of 82.40 alongside with Sehwag Sachin Tendulkar also smashed Every Bowler and Scored 194* 🔨
Viru Became the 1st Indian to Score 300 in Test pic.twitter.com/57F0qX8iH2
— David Williamson (@CricketTard) March 29, 2020
The sultan of Multan Virendra Sehwag who is known as one of the most destructive openers in the world has taken 160 innings to achieve the milestone of 8000 runs in test cricket. Sehwag who has a high temperament to score runs and win the match for his team this milestone is just a part of his marvelous cricketing career.
4. Sunil Gavaskar(166 innings)
The little master Sunil Gavaskar who is the legend of the game has taken just only 166 innings to complete the 8000 run milestone in test cricket. Gavaskar had a tremendous career and was considered one of the greatest batsmen of his era.
5. Virat Kohli(169 innings)
Virat Kohli who is one of the best batsmen of the decade has also made his name embedded in the list of legends who achieved the 8000 run mark in test cricket. Kohli has taken 100 matches and 169 innings to achieve the milestone. Kohli is also in the race to achieve the milestone of fastest batsman to complete 10,000 runs mark.
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