Indian skipper Virat Kohli reached the 6000-run milestone in Test cricket on Day 2 of the 4th Test in Southampton against England, becoming the second fastest Indian after Sunil Gavaskar to reach the milestone. In what was an eventful day at the Ageas Bowl stadium which saw both team being bowled out once in the first two days of play, Kohli was left touched by a ‘sweet’ gesture by the hotel staff as he returned to the dressing room after reaching another major landmark in his illustrious career.
Virat Kohli reached the 6000-run mark as he added 9 runs to his tally on Friday. In terms of the fastest Indians with the accomplishment, the original Little Master Sunil Gavaskar stands top having reached the mark in 65 Tests (117 innings). Right behind him stands the 29-year-old Kohli with 70 Tests (119 innings).
Following him are Virender Sehwag at third with 72 Tests (123 innings). ‘The Wall’ Rahul Dravid is next in line with 75 Tests (125 innings) and Sachin Tendulkar 76 Tests (120 innings), to complete the top 5.
Having put in a satisfactory performance on the ground, when the Indian team returned to the team hotel, skipper Kohli was in for a pleasant surprise as the hotel staff had decided to greet the visiting captain in a beautiful manner.
The hotel staff had decorate a plate with 6000 written on it along with 4 strawberrys and two pastries. Impressed with the gesture, Kohli took a picture of the same and shared it on his Twitter account with caption, “What a sweet gesture by the staff at the Harbour hotel in Southampton. Great Hospitality”.
What a sweet gesture by the staff at the Harbour hotel in Southampton. Great Hospitality. 👌 pic.twitter.com/RenuAIOyiT
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 31, 2018
Having scored a century in Trent Bridge, Virat Kohli looked in great touch on Day 2 at Southampton too but was undone by Sam Curran while batting on 46. Having earned a 27-run lead over before England began the second with the bat, India would believe that a favourable result from the match is a realistic possibility.