Top 10 batsmen who scored the fastest 7000 Test runs, who will break this world record
In the Pune Test against South Africa, Indian captain Virat Kohli hit an unbeaten 254 runs, scoring his seventh double century of the Test career. During this time Kohli also completed 7000 Test runs.
He became the fourth batsman jointly in terms of completing the fastest 7000 runs. Kohli had crossed 7000 runs in 138 Test innings. The top-10 list of batsmen who have completed the fastest 7000 runs in Test cricket is as follows.
Fastest 7000 runs in Test cricket
Wally Hammond of England completed the fastest 7000 runs in Test cricket. He completed 7000 runs in the 131st Test innings in 1946 against India.
Virender Sehwag is named second in the list. Sehwag had scored 7000th run in 134 Test innings. While the legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar played 136 innings for 7000 Test runs.
Who will break the record for fastest 7000 runs
Apart from Virat Kohli, Australian batsman Steve Smith currently dominates Test cricket. Steve Smith has scored 6973 runs in 124 Test innings of 68 matches. In such a situation, he is just 27 runs away from 7000 Test runs. In this situation Steve Smith would have to score 27 runs in 6 innings to break Wally Hammond's fastest record of 7000 Test runs. Smith, who scored over 700 runs in 7 innings in Ashes 2019, is not going to be difficult at all to score 27 runs in 6 innings.