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Virat Kohli Achieves 300 Catches Milestone in International Cricket

Indian captain Virat Kohli completed 300 catches in international cricket during the ongoing fourth Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia. Kohli took Nathan Lyon’s catch at first slip on Ravichandran Ashwin’s delivery to end Australia’s first innings, marking his 109th catch in Test cricket. With this, Kohli surpassed former great Sunil Gavaskar’s 108 catches tally and became the Indian player with the most catches in Test cricket.

Kohli has taken 109 catches in 108 Tests and is now only six behind Sachin Tendulkar’s 115 catches in 200 Tests. Among active cricketers, Kohli has the most number of catches in Tests, ten more than Ajinkya Rahane, who has taken 99 catches in just 82 Tests. In ODIs, Kohli is second among Indian cricketers with 141 catches in 271 matches. Former star batter Mohammad Azharuddin leads the chart in ODIs with 156 catches in 334 matches. Kohli has taken 50 catches in 115 T20Is and is only behind Rohit Sharma, who has taken 58 catches in 148 matches so far.

Meanwhile, on Day 2 of the ongoing fourth Test, Ashwin picked six wickets and joined Nathan Lyon to become the most successful bowler in Border-Gavaskar Trophy history. Australia’s Cameron Green also recorded his first-ever international century, helping his team post 480 runs in their first innings. Usman Khawaja became the fourth Australian to score a 150-plus knock in an innings in India. India are currently 444 runs behind the visitors in their first innings, but they have all their wickets intact and would look to reduce the deficit on Day 3 and inch closer to Australia’s first innings total of 480.