Virat Kohli is heading towards making history as the most successful Indian captain, at least for now, in Test cricket.
On Friday, he added another glorious record in his court as he completed 5000 Test runs as captain on the first day of the historic pink-ball Test against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
By doing so, Kohli has now joined an elite list of international captains who have score 5000 or more runs in Test matches as skippers of their respective sides.
Kohli is the first Indian captain to join this illustrious list. South Africa’s Graeme Smith leads the list with 8659 runs in 109 matches for the Proteas and the ICC. Australian legend Allan Border scored 6623 runs from 93 matches as captain while Ricky Ponting scored 6542 from 77 matches.