ADELAIDE: On the 23rd run in the 2nd Test match against Pakistan In Adelaide, Australian cricketer Steve Smith became the fastest batsman to complete 7000 test runs. In just 70 Test matches and 120 innings, the cricketer reached the milestone leaving behind legendary players like Wally Hammond and Virender Sehwag.
Smith beat England's Wally Hammond and India's Virender Sehwag in terms of innings who scored their 7000th run in the 131st and 134th innings respectively. Whereas, talking about the matches he beat West Indies's Gary Sobers and Sehwag who reached the landmark in 79 matches.
The official account of the Australian Cricket team took to their official Twitter handle and shared the news. They wrote, "Another record broken for the outstanding Steve Smith!"
Not only this, but Smith also became the highest test run scorer for his country that previously was Don Bradman with a total run of 6996. The 30-year-old cricketer had the opportunity to break the record during the first test match in Brisbane against Pakistan but fell short. On this, he previously said, "I always punish myself when I get no runs, just like I reward myself when I score runs with a chocolate bar at the end of the night, if I get a hundred. So yeah, if I get no runs, I always like to have a run or go to the gym or do something just to give myself a bit of a punishment."
Besides this, fellow player David Warner with his unbeaten 300 plus runs became the fourth player to score the highest individual test score in the world and second Australian player with the maximum number of runs.
Congratulations Team Australia!