The Age – The man who could bore for India with the bat has another cavalier side to him, though.


  • Kohli’s 200 runs at Trent Bridge – the second time in the series he had compiled a double century of runs in the match, following his defiant effort in a losing cause at Edgbaston – provided the same impetus for his side, continuing a series in which he has underlined his own greatness as a batsman.
  • Some good judges even believe Kohli is in contention to surpass India’s little masters, Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar, now that he has conquered what they considered his last hurdle of thriving in English conditions.
  • Kohli paid tribute to Tendulkar after India’s 2011 World Cup win, saying: “He has carried the burden of our nation on his shoulders for the past 21 years.
  • The Trent Bridge 200 took his tally for the series to 440, including two centuries, and returned him to the top of the ICC Test rankings for batsmen.
  • With two Tests left – the next starts at Southampton on August 30 – Kohli, who has scored more Test runs (726) than anyone in 2018, needs six more to top 6,000 in Tests and if he does so in the first innings, he will have reached the landmark in his 119th knock.

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