India vs Australia: Cheteshwar Pujara gets to 5000 Test runs
Cheteshwar Pujara became the 12th Indian batsman to score 5000 runs in Tests. (AFP Image)

Cheteshwar Pujara has crossed the landmark of 5000 runs in Test cricket, becoming the 12th Indian batsman to do so and first since Virat Kohli nearly a year ago.

Pujara, in his 65th match, moved to 5000 runs on the opening day of the first Test against Australia at Adelaide Oval. The 30-year-old is the second active Indian cricketer with 5000 runs after Kohli who has 6334. Pujara reached the landmark in exactly 108 innings, the same as Rahul Dravid, the man he replaced at No. 3.

In December 2017, Kohli became the fourth-quickest Indian batsman to get to 5000 Test runs after Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar. India’s captain stands at eighth on his country’s all-time run chart.