2 veterans included in the fastest 8000 run race, who will break the maharicord.
In the Pune Test, India captain Virat Kohli also completed his 7000 Test runs during the innings of 254 runs. Where he finished fourth in terms of scoring the fastest century.
Kohli achieved this position in 138 innings. Apart from Kohli, Steve Smith of Australia is very close to completing the fastest 7000 Test runs, breaking all records.
Top 10 batsmen to complete the fastest 8000 runs
Sri Lankan wicketkeeper batsman Kumar Sangakkara leads the fastest 8000 runs.
Sangakkara had recorded the fastest 8000 Test runs in 152 innings. Whereas India's great batsman Sachin Tendulkar is in second place after completing 8000 runs in 154 innings. Gary Sobers is at the third place.
These 2 batsmen in the fastest 8000 run race
1. Steve Smith
Steve Smith has not yet completed 7000 test runs. Smith has scored 6973 runs in 124 innings of 68 Tests. In such a situation, he needed 27 more runs for 7000 runs. Smith will complete the fastest 7000 Test runs as soon as he makes 27 in the coming 6 innings. In such a situation, Smith will also have a great chance to complete the fastest 8000 Test runs.
2. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli has scored 7054 runs in 138 innings of 81 Tests. He became the fourth fastest batsman to reach 7000 runs in 138 innings. Significantly, in Pune, a century came from Kohli's bat after 10 innings. If Kohli consistently plays big innings, he can become the No.1 in terms of completing the fastest 8000 runs.