South African Dean Elgar completes 4000 runs in Test Cricket | Daily News

South African Dean Elgar completes 4000 runs in Test Cricket

Dean Elgar
Dean Elgar

South African opening batsman cum left hander Dean Elgar on Sunday registered 4000 runs in Test cricket in his 65th test match and in his 112th innings. Elgar achieved the feat in the ongoing day one of the second Test against Sri Lanka at the Wanderers, Johannesburg.

With this feat, he has become just the tenth South African batsman to register 4000 runs in Test cricket. Jacques Kallis, Hashim Amla, Graeme Smith, AB de Villiers, Gary Kirsten, Herschelle Gibbs, Mark Boucher, Daryl Cullinan, and Faf Du Plessis are the other South African batsmen who have reached 4000 runs in Test cricket.

Test cricket is the ultimate challenge for a cricketer and only batsmen with solid technique can survive for a long time in this demanding game format.

Scoring four thousand Test runs is not a joke. Give below the batsmen who have been the quickest to reach this milestone. Not surprisingly, the list is filled with all-time greats.