Top 10 Test run-get­ters

Mint ST - - PLAIN FACTS - Player Rank in to­tal runs Runs in 30s

Rahul Dravid

Matthew Hay­den

Sachin Ten­dulkar

Ricky Ponting

Ku­mar San­gakkara

Alec Ste­wart

Shiv­nar­ine Chan­der­paul

Brian Lara

Steve Waugh

Gra­ham Gooch their 30s. For ex­am­ple, Dravid scored 58% of his runs in his 30s, Ponting 52% and Ku­mar San­gakkara 56%. If Kohli is to chal­lenge Ten­dulkar’s record, he would look to em­u­late San­gakkara, who also scored runs in his 30s at an av­er­age of 60—

6,360 the most by any bats­men among the top 10.

In one-day in­ter­na­tion­als (ODI), Kohli is rel­a­tively bet­ter­placed, but he still has to bat bet­ter than most have done in their 30s. Kohli has 10,232 ODI runs. He is cur­rently the 12th high­est run-get­ter of all time, and is climb­ing at an au­da­cious pace. Kohli av­er­ages 59.83 in ODIS so far. The next best among those ahead of him in ODI runs is 44.83—a full 15 runs less per in­nings. That next best is Ten­dulkar, and he holds the

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