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Virat Kohli aims to break Rahul Dravid’s Australian record and break Don Bradman’s career record in the WTC final

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The return of Virat Kohli. And all of the inquiries, comments, and discussions regarding his century-long drought, his play, and his eventual position on the sidelines are already in the distant past. The subject has now returned to normal, with attention focused on the records he still has a chance to shatter, with Sachin Tendulkar’s batting records serving as the final goal. As the World Test Championship final approaches, Kohli is preparing to play his beloved team, Australia, at The Oval beginning on June 7. He has a few records in sight.


In the Asia Cup competition last year, Kohli’s international century drought was broken with an unbelievable T20I century. Later, during the Bangladesh series, he scored triple digits in one-day internationals. Later yet, in the Border-Gavaskar series match against Ahmedabad earlier in March, he broke his test-format drought.


India will face Australia in a one-off encounter in the WTC final on Wednesday, and Virat Kohli will be aiming for a few milestones in the game, including those of the greatest cricketer Don Bradman and current India coach Rahul Dravid.


If Kohli hits a century at the Kennigton Oval, it will be his 29th career century in the format, tying him with Don Bradman’s total. He will still fall one shy of Australia’s Steve Smith, who now holds the top spot among active cricketers with 30 centuries. Next with 29 tonnes is Joe Root.


If he can play at his absolute best, which he unquestionably does every time he faces the Aussies, Kohli also has a chance to surpass Dravid’s record against them. He has scored 1979 runs at 48.26 in 24 matches against the team. After Tendulkar (3630) and VVS Laxman (2434), who are the two best Indian batters against the opposition, he can surpass Dravid’s mark of 2166 runs against Australia if he hits 188 more runs.


Kohli may surpass Virender Sehwag’s 8586-run record for a career in Test cricket with that same run total. With 8416 runs in 108 games, Kohli is 170 runs shy of the goal. The 33-year-old might surpass Tendulkar (15921), Dravid (13288), Sunil Gavaskar (10122), and Laxman (8781) to rank fifth among Indian Test players in terms of runs scored.

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