Fab Four in Test Cricket: There was a time when Virat Kohli used to score a lot of runs in all the three formats of cricket. In between, his bat was a flop for two and a half years and then gradually now he has regained his rhythm in these three formats of cricket. Here in T20 and ODI cricket, his reign still remained intact, but in Test cricket he kept lagging behind. He definitely scored a century in Test cricket but he took so long to find his rhythm in Test cricket that his main rivals in the current cricket world have gone far ahead of him.
Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Joe Root and Kane Williamson has been the biggest four batsman of the last decade. These four batsmen of the new generation are known by the name Fab-4. Among these four giants, Virat is heavy on all in white ball cricket. There was a time when Virat was at the forefront of the Fab-4 even in red-ball cricket, but due to being colorless in Tests for three and a half years, he has now lagged far behind in the Test format.
Virat’s batting average in Fab-4 is the lowest in Tests
Virat Kohli is far behind Joe Root and Steve Smith in terms of scoring runs and centuries in Test cricket. Kane Williamson has also equaled his Test centuries and is about to overtake him in terms of runs as well. Looking at the batting averages in Test cricket, the rest of the Fab-4 players look far ahead of Virat Kohli.
Joe Root is on top of the Fab-4
England’s Joe Root is at the forefront of Test cricket in Fab-4. 32-year-old Joe Root has played 129 Test matches so far and has scored 10,948 runs at an average of 50.22. During this, he has scored 29 centuries and 57 half-centuries.
Smith on the second position
Here is Steve Smith at number two. The 33-year-old Smith has scored 8792 runs in 96 Tests at an impressive average of 59.80. He has so far scored 30 centuries and 37 half-centuries. Virat Kohli is at number three here. 34-year-old Virat Kohli has played 108 Test matches so far. In this, he has scored 8416 runs at an average of 48.93. During this, he has scored 28 centuries and 28 half-centuries.
Williamson is going to beat Virat
New Zealand’s 32-year-old Kane Williamson batting at 54.89 in 94 Tests Has scored 8124 runs on average, which means he is just 292 runs behind Virat in terms of runs. Williamson has also scored 28 centuries so far, which is equal to Kohli. The way Williams is batting in Tests, it can be said that he too will leave Kohli behind soon. By the way, Williamson is way ahead of Virat in terms of batting average.
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