Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay complete 3000 runs in Test cricket

Team India’s consistent performers, Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara, on Thursday, completed their 3000 runs in Test matches.

On day 1 of the second Test against England being played at Visakhapatnam, Vijay and Pujara joined the list of elite players after achieving this landmark.

While Vijay took 75 innings to complete his 3000 Test runs, Pujara completed this feat in just 67 innings equalling legendary Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid.

Fastest to complete 3000 Test runs for India (in terms of number of innings played):

1.) Virender Sehwag – 55
2.) Mohammad Azharuddin – 64
3.) Sunil Gavaskar – 66
4.) Gautam Gambhir – 66
5.) Sachin Tendulkar – 67
6.) Rahul Dravid – 67
7.) Cheteshwar Pujara – 67
8.) Navjot Singh Sidhu – 70
9.) Virat Kohli – 73
10.) Murali Vijay – 75

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