Virat Kohli in elite company with 12,000 runs in international cricket

North Sound (Antigua), July 26: It was a memorable Test match for captain Virat Kohli and Team India at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium here. Kohli joined an elite company of Indian cricketers during his 200-run knock.

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On way to his maiden Test double century, Kohli completed 12,000 runs in international cricket, across all three formats. He is the 8th Indian to reach the milestone. Overall in world cricket, he is the 51st batsman in the list. (Richards' son gifts painting to Kohli)

Thanks to Kohli's dominating innings and Ravichandran Ashwin's all-round show (113 and 7 wickets), India thrashed West Indies by an innings and 92 runs on Sunday (July 24) for their biggest Test win outside of Asia.

The 27-year-old Kohli is also the first Indian captain to score a double ton in an overseas Test.

Kohli made his international cricket debut in 2008, in a One Day International against Sri Lanka in Dambulla and since then has emerged as one of the best batsmen.

Who are the other members of the 12,000 international runs club from India? Find out in the sliedshow.

Sachin Tendulkar

Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar leads the list with 34,357 runs. He is the world record holder in both Tests and ODIs.

Rahul Dravid

"The Wall" Rahul Dravid is the second highest run scorer for India in international cricket. He has 24,208 runs.

Sourav Ganguly

Former captain Sourav Ganguly is third on the list with 18,575 runs to his name.

Virender Sehwag

Former opening batsman Virender Sehwag, known for his explosive strokeplay, accumulated 17,253 runs in international cricket.

Mohammad Azharuddin

Mohammad Azharuddin retired after scoring 15,593 runs in international cricket.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

14,863 runs were scored by Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He is set to add more as he still plays ODIs and T20Is. He has retired from Test cricket.

Sunil Gavaskar

The first man to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket - Sunil Gavaskar is the next on the list with 13,214 runs in international matches.

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is the latest to join this elite company. He has 12,047 runs in international cricket as on July 26, 2016.

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