Virat Kohli on the verge of joining Tendulkar, Sehwag, Dravid
- Tendulkar, Sehwag and Dravid are the only three Indian batsmen who have scored 1000 or more runs against South Africa in Tests
- Kohli needs 242 runs to become the fourth Indian to score 1000 runs against South Africa in Tests
NEW DELHI: As India and South Africa get ready to lock horns in the three-match Test series, starting Wednesday (October 2), Indian captain Virat Kohli stands on the verge of joining India batting legends Sachin Tendukar, Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid in an elite club.
Tendulkar, Sehwag and Dravid are the only three Indian batsmen who have scored 1000 or more runs against South Africa in Tests.
Kohli needs 242 more runs to join that club.
Kohli has played 9 Tests (16 innings) against the Proteas, scoring 758 runs at an average of 47.37, including two centuries and three fifties, so far, and the Indian run-machine needs 242 runs to become the fourth Indian to score 1000 runs against South Africa in Tests.
Master blaster Tendulkar is on top of the tally (most Test runs for India vs South Africa) with 1741 runs in 25 Tests (45 innings), at an average of 42.46, including 7 centuries and 5 half-centuries.
Sehwag smashed 1306 runs in 15 Tests (26 innings) against the South Africans, at an average of 50.23. He has 5 centuries and 2 fifties to his name.
Dravid is third on the list, with 1252 runs in 21 Tests (40 innings) at an average of 33.83, including 2 centuries and 5 half-centuries.
VVS Laxman (976 runs), Sourav Ganguly (947) and Mohd Azharuddin (779) are the other three Indians, who are currently ahead of Kohli on the list.