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Most runs in Tests since Sachin Tendulkar's retirement

Tanya Rudra
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Sachin Tendulkar's records have been, and will continue to be a benchmark when it comes to judging the capabilities of a modern-day Test batsman.

The Master Blaster, who made his international debut on 15th November 1989 against Pakistan, bid adieu to international cricket on 16th November 2013 in front of his home crowd at Mumbai.

The man who played 200 Test in his 24-year long career, scored 15,921 runs, with 51 centuries and 68 fifties. It will surely take a galactic effort from a batsman to go past Tendulkar as far Test cricket is concerned.

However, these five men have been taking the longest format of cricket by storm since the day Tendulkar decided to hang his boots.

(The statistics included are between 16 Nov 2013 and 16 Nov 2017)

Virat Kohli

If there is one man who is considered capable enough of emulating Sachin Tendulkar's heroics with the willow, it is none other than Team India skipper Virat Kohli.

The last four years saw Kohli rise through the ranks to become a phenomenon in international cricket. Since Tendulkar's retirement, Kohli has played 41 Tests and has scored 3527 runs at an average of 54.26.

His highest score in five-day cricket also came during this period. In a 2016 Test against England, Kohli scored 235 as the hosts beat the visitors by an innings and 36 runs.

Out of his 18 Test tons, 14 came during this period and he recently became the joint-fastest player to score 50 international hundreds along with Hashim Amla.

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