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'Run Machine' Virat Kohli Becomes Fastest To 2000 T20I Runs

Updated: July 4, 2018, 12:02 PM IST
 Indian captain Virat Kohli has added yet another feather to his cap after he became the fastest batsman to complete 2000 runs in T20 international cricket. (Image: AP)
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Indian captain Virat Kohli has added yet another feather to his cap after he became the fastest batsman to complete 2000 runs in T20 international cricket. (Image: AP)

 Kohli, completed this achievement once he scored 8 runs while batting against England in the first T20 at Old Trafford. (Image: AP)
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Kohli, completed this achievement once he scored 8 runs while batting against England in the first T20 at Old Trafford. (Image: AP)

 Kohli, earlier had the chance to reach this landmark against Ireland but could not do so after he was dismissed cheaply in both the T20 internationals scoring just 0 and 9. (Image: AP)
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Kohli, earlier had the chance to reach this landmark against Ireland but could not do so after he was dismissed cheaply in both the T20 internationals scoring just 0 and 9. (Image: AP)

 Kohli is currently fourth in the all-time list of highest run-getters in T20 cricket behind the New Zealand duo of Martin Guptill (2271 runs) and Brendon McCullum (2140 runs) and Pakistan's veteran middle order batsman Shoaib Malik (2039 runs).
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Kohli is currently fourth in the all-time list of highest run-getters in T20 cricket behind the New Zealand duo of Martin Guptill (2271 runs) and Brendon McCullum (2140 runs) and Pakistan's veteran middle order batsman Shoaib Malik (2039 runs).

 Former Black Caps captain McCullum was the fastest to the 2000-run mark, having reached it in 66 innings. Guptill followed him in 68 innings and Kohli has now raised the bar by achieving this feat in his 56th innings. (Image: AP)
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Former Black Caps captain McCullum was the fastest to the 2000-run mark, having reached it in 66 innings. Guptill followed him in 68 innings and Kohli has now raised the bar by achieving this feat in his 56th innings. (Image: AP)

 A spectator invades the pitch and runs towards Virat Kohli of India during the Second International Twenty20 cricket match against Ireland at Malahide, Dublin. (Image: AP)
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A spectator invades the pitch and runs towards Virat Kohli of India during the Second International Twenty20 cricket match against Ireland at Malahide, Dublin. (Image: AP)

 Virat Kohli speaks after receiving an award during the 6th M A K Pataudi Memorial Lecture and BCCI Awards, in Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)
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Virat Kohli speaks after receiving an award during the 6th M A K Pataudi Memorial Lecture and BCCI Awards, in Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)

 Virat Kohli with his wife and Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma during the 6th M A K Pataudi Memorial Lecture and BCCI Awards, in Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)
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Virat Kohli with his wife and Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma during the 6th M A K Pataudi Memorial Lecture and BCCI Awards, in Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)

 Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Dipika Pallikal, Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma and KL Rahul pose for a group photograph during the BCCI annual awards. (Image: PTI)
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Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Dipika Pallikal, Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma and KL Rahul pose for a group photograph during the BCCI annual awards. (Image: PTI)

 ‘Run Machine’ Virat Kohli is the only Indian who makes the cut in the list of the world’s highest-paid athletes according to Forbes. The India skipper is placed 83 on the list with salary/winning of $4m and endorsements worth $20m. (Image: Reuters)
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‘Run Machine’ Virat Kohli is the only Indian who makes the cut in the list of the world’s highest-paid athletes according to Forbes. The India skipper is placed 83 on the list with salary/winning of $4m and endorsements worth $20m. (Image: Reuters)

 Kohli was ranked at 89 in the 2017 list which was topped by Ronaldo. Last year, Kohli’s earning through salary and winnings was $3 million while brand endorsements earned him $19 million. (Image: Reuters)
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Kohli was ranked at 89 in the 2017 list which was topped by Ronaldo. Last year, Kohli’s earning through salary and winnings was $3 million while brand endorsements earned him $19 million. (Image: Reuters)

 Joyous Virat Kohli reacts after the dismissal of KKR batsman Robin Uthappa. (Image: AP)
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Joyous Virat Kohli reacts after the dismissal of KKR batsman Robin Uthappa. (Image: AP)

 Virat Kohli and Yuzvendra Chahal celebrate the wicket of CSK's Sam Billings. (Image: AP)
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Virat Kohli and Yuzvendra Chahal celebrate the wicket of CSK's Sam Billings. (Image: AP)

 RCB skipper Virat Kohli clicked in a pensive mood during a practice session ahead of IPL 2018 match. (Image: AP)
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RCB skipper Virat Kohli clicked in a pensive mood during a practice session ahead of IPL 2018 match. (Image: AP)

 Unhappy Virat Kohli reacts after making an unsuccessful attempt to take the catch of Sunil Narine. (Image: AP)
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Unhappy Virat Kohli reacts after making an unsuccessful attempt to take the catch of Sunil Narine. (Image: AP)

 Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli celebrates after winning the IPL 2018 match against Mumbai Indians in Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)
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Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli celebrates after winning the IPL 2018 match against Mumbai Indians in Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)

 Royal Challengers Bangalore Skipper Virat Kohli with his counterpart Chennai Super Kings' MS Dhoni during the toss ahead of their IPL 2018 match at Chinnaswamy Stadium. (Image: PTI)
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Royal Challengers Bangalore Skipper Virat Kohli with his counterpart Chennai Super Kings' MS Dhoni during the toss ahead of their IPL 2018 match at Chinnaswamy Stadium. (Image: PTI)

 Virat Kohli celebrates the wicket of Rohit Sharma. (Image: PTI)
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Virat Kohli celebrates the wicket of Rohit Sharma. (Image: PTI)

 Virat Kohli shares a laughs with teammate Manish Pandey before the start a match. (Image: AP)
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Virat Kohli shares a laughs with teammate Manish Pandey before the start a match. (Image: AP)

 Virat Kohli celebrates a wicket with teammates in Visakhapatnam. (Image: PTI)
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Virat Kohli celebrates a wicket with teammates in Visakhapatnam. (Image: PTI)

 Virat Kohli sharing a lighter moment with Anil Kumble. (Image: PTI)
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Virat Kohli sharing a lighter moment with Anil Kumble. (Image: PTI)

 Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni play football during a practice session. (Image: PTI)
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Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni play football during a practice session. (Image: PTI)

 Virat Kohli plays soccer in the rain with his teammates during a warm-up session. (Image: AP)
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Virat Kohli plays soccer in the rain with his teammates during a warm-up session. (Image: AP)

 Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara enjoying a light moment on the ground. (Image: AP)
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Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara enjoying a light moment on the ground. (Image: AP)

 Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma celebrate a wicket. (Image: PTI)
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Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma celebrate a wicket. (Image: PTI)

 Virat Kohli hugs Jasprit Bumrah as they celebrate a wicket. (Image: AP)
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Virat Kohli hugs Jasprit Bumrah as they celebrate a wicket. (Image: AP)

 Virat Kohli gestures after winning the match against South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. (Image: AP)
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Virat Kohli gestures after winning the match against South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. (Image: AP)

 Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni in conversation during a practice session in Pune. (Image: PTI)
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Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni in conversation during a practice session in Pune. (Image: PTI)

 Virat Kohli celebrates the win over England at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)
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Virat Kohli celebrates the win over England at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)

 Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma celebrate a wicket. (Image: PTI)
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Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma celebrate a wicket. (Image: PTI)

 Virat Kohli and R Jadeja celebrate the dismissal of England Captain Alastair Cook in Visakhapatnam. (Image: PTI)
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Virat Kohli and R Jadeja celebrate the dismissal of England Captain Alastair Cook in Visakhapatnam. (Image: PTI)

 Cricketers Virat Kohli, R Jadeja and Umesh Yadav share a light moment during a practice session in Mohali. (Image: PTI)
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Cricketers Virat Kohli, R Jadeja and Umesh Yadav share a light moment during a practice session in Mohali. (Image: PTI)

 Ecstatic Virat Kohli punches in the air as he celebrates his century with his fans during an ODI between South Africa and India at the Kingsmead Stadium in Durban. (Image: AP)
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Ecstatic Virat Kohli punches in the air as he celebrates his century with his fans during an ODI between South Africa and India at the Kingsmead Stadium in Durban. (Image: AP)

 The super-charged Virat Kohli sets the field during the ODI between South Africa and India at the Kingsmead Stadium Durban in South Africa. (image: AP)
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The super-charged Virat Kohli sets the field during the ODI between South Africa and India at the Kingsmead Stadium Durban in South Africa. (image: AP)

 'Aggressive' Virat Kohli acknowledges the crowd after scoring 160 during an ODI between South Africa and India at Newlands Stadium, in Cape Town, South Africa. (Image: AP)
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'Aggressive' Virat Kohli acknowledges the crowd after scoring 160 during an ODI between South Africa and India at Newlands Stadium, in Cape Town, South Africa. (Image: AP)

 Captain Virat Kohli jumps in joy as he celebrates the wicket JP Duminy with teammate Yuzvendra Chahal. (Image: AP)
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Captain Virat Kohli jumps in joy as he celebrates the wicket JP Duminy with teammate Yuzvendra Chahal. (Image: AP)

 Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan look at the scorecard after winning the second ODI. Team India beat South Africa by 9 wickets. (Image: AP)
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Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan look at the scorecard after winning the second ODI. Team India beat South Africa by 9 wickets. (Image: AP)

 The 'run machine' Virat Kohli in action during a match between South Africa and India at Centurion Park in Pretoria, South Africa. (Image: AP)
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The 'run machine' Virat Kohli in action during a match between South Africa and India at Centurion Park in Pretoria, South Africa. (Image: AP)

 Virat Kohli clicked in a pensive mood during the match presentation after winning their second ODI against South Africa and India at Centurion Park in Pretoria, South Africa. (Image: AP)
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Virat Kohli clicked in a pensive mood during the match presentation after winning their second ODI against South Africa and India at Centurion Park in Pretoria, South Africa. (Image: AP)

 Virat Kohli acknowledges the crowd as he departs after playing a captain's knock during the ODI between South Africa and India in South Africa. (Image: AP)
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Virat Kohli acknowledges the crowd as he departs after playing a captain's knock during the ODI between South Africa and India in South Africa. (Image: AP)

 Captain Virat Kohli celebrates David Miller's wicket with Kuldeep Yadav. (Image: AP)
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Captain Virat Kohli celebrates David Miller's wicket with Kuldeep Yadav. (Image: AP)

 The joyous Virat Kohli celebrates his century with his fans during an ODI between South Africa and India at Newlands Stadium in South Africa. (Image: AP)
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The joyous Virat Kohli celebrates his century with his fans during an ODI between South Africa and India at Newlands Stadium in South Africa. (Image: AP)

 India Cricket Team captain Virat Kohli plays football with teammates during a practice session. (Image: PTI)
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India Cricket Team captain Virat Kohli plays football with teammates during a practice session. (Image: PTI)

 Virat Kohli chats with Rohit Sharma during a practice session. (Image: PTI)
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Virat Kohli chats with Rohit Sharma during a practice session. (Image: PTI)

 India's captain Virat Kohli shares a light moment with teammates during their practice session at Centurion Park in South Africa ahead of their second cricket test match against South Africa. (Image: AP)
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India's captain Virat Kohli shares a light moment with teammates during their practice session at Centurion Park in South Africa ahead of their second cricket test match against South Africa. (Image: AP)

 Virat Kohli in a playful mood with a security dog during a practice session in Pune. (Image: PTI)
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Virat Kohli in a playful mood with a security dog during a practice session in Pune. (Image: PTI)

 Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli in joyous mood in Nagpur. (Image: AP)
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Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli in joyous mood in Nagpur. (Image: AP)

 Virat Kohli in conversation with Rohit Sharma during a practice session. (Image: PTI)
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Virat Kohli in conversation with Rohit Sharma during a practice session. (Image: PTI)

 Virat Kohli stretches during Indian cricketer team's training at Centurion Park in South Africa. (Image: AP)
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Virat Kohli stretches during Indian cricketer team's training at Centurion Park in South Africa. (Image: AP)

 India's captain Virat Kohli gestures to a teammate during a match against Sri Lanka in New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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India's captain Virat Kohli gestures to a teammate during a match against Sri Lanka in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

 Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle do their signature pose during an IPL match in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)
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Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle do their signature pose during an IPL match in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

 Passionate Kohli celebrates the wicket of Australia's Mitchell Marsh in Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)
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Passionate Kohli celebrates the wicket of Australia's Mitchell Marsh in Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)

 Cricketer Virat Kohli laughs as he gestures towards his teammate in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)
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Cricketer Virat Kohli laughs as he gestures towards his teammate in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

 Joyous Virat Kohli arrives for the training session at Centurion Park in South Africa. (Image: AP)
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Joyous Virat Kohli arrives for the training session at Centurion Park in South Africa. (Image: AP)

 Check out this unseen picture of Virat Kohli. He is seen a joyous mood before the start of a match. (Image: PTI)
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Check out this unseen picture of Virat Kohli. He is seen a joyous mood before the start of a match. (Image: PTI)

 Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya clash while attempting a catch during the an ODI against England at MCA stadium, in Pune. (Image: PTI)
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Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya clash while attempting a catch during the an ODI against England at MCA stadium, in Pune. (Image: PTI)

 Virat Kohli gestures towards Indian fans during a test match in Mohali. (Image: PTI)
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Virat Kohli gestures towards Indian fans during a test match in Mohali. (Image: PTI)

 'Run Machine' Virat Kohli gets playful during a practice session in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)
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'Run Machine' Virat Kohli gets playful during a practice session in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

 Cricketer Virat Kohli during a practice session in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)
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Cricketer Virat Kohli during a practice session in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

 Virat Kohli appeals for a wicket during the first test match at Green Park in Kanpur. (Image: PTI)
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Virat Kohli appeals for a wicket during the first test match at Green Park in Kanpur. (Image: PTI)

 Virat Kohli gestures as if he listens to the crowd during a test cricket match in New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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Virat Kohli gestures as if he listens to the crowd during a test cricket match in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

 Virat Kohli during a practice session ahead of a test match against England. (Image: PTI)
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Virat Kohli during a practice session ahead of a test match against England. (Image: PTI)

 Virat Kohli does the 'Gangnam style' after his team won the ICC Champions Trophy final cricket match against England at Edgbaston cricket ground, Birmingham. (Image: PTI)
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Virat Kohli does the 'Gangnam style' after his team won the ICC Champions Trophy final cricket match against England at Edgbaston cricket ground, Birmingham. (Image: PTI)

 Virat Kohli reacts after wicketkeeper misses a stump chance. (Image: AP)
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Virat Kohli reacts after wicketkeeper misses a stump chance. (Image: AP)

 Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli gets bandage on his shoulder during a practice session at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)
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Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli gets bandage on his shoulder during a practice session at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)

 Virat Kohli reacts after a catch dropped by the teammate during a test cricket match against Sri Lanka in New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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Virat Kohli reacts after a catch dropped by the teammate during a test cricket match against Sri Lanka in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

 Virat Kohli attempts for a catch during practice session in Nagpur. (Image: PTI)
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Virat Kohli attempts for a catch during practice session in Nagpur. (Image: PTI)

 Virat Kohli enjoys some wisecracks with teammates post the practice session in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)
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Virat Kohli enjoys some wisecracks with teammates post the practice session in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

 Virat Kohli clicked in a pensive mood during the interaction with media in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)
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Virat Kohli clicked in a pensive mood during the interaction with media in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

 Virat Kohli takes a selfie with a fan post his practice session at MAC Stadium in Chennai. (Image: PTI)
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Virat Kohli takes a selfie with a fan post his practice session at MAC Stadium in Chennai. (Image: PTI)

 Virat Kohli caught sharing a lighter moment during a practice session in Visakhapatnam. (Image: PTI)
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Virat Kohli caught sharing a lighter moment during a practice session in Visakhapatnam. (Image: PTI)

 Indian cricketer Virat Kohli keeps an eye on the fielders during a test match against Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)
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Indian cricketer Virat Kohli keeps an eye on the fielders during a test match against Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

 Virat Kohli stretches during the practice session at the Ferozshah Kotla stadium in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)
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Virat Kohli stretches during the practice session at the Ferozshah Kotla stadium in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

 Virat Kohli with the trophies post a test match between India and Sri Lanka in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)
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Virat Kohli with the trophies post a test match between India and Sri Lanka in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

 Cricketer Virat Kohli during a practice session ahead in Indore. (Image: PTI)
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Cricketer Virat Kohli during a practice session ahead in Indore. (Image: PTI)

 Virat Kohli in a cheerful mood during a practice session ahead of the third Test match, in Indore. (Image: PTI)
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Virat Kohli in a cheerful mood during a practice session ahead of the third Test match, in Indore. (Image: PTI)

 Virat Kohli during a practice session at Eden Garden in Kolkata . (Image: PTI)
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Virat Kohli during a practice session at Eden Garden in Kolkata . (Image: PTI)

Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 India 3634 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3772 97
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