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5 of the biggest milestones breached by Virat Kohli in 2017

Vipul Gupta
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Virat Kohli is one of the greatest and fittest athletes in the world at present and the Indian skipper is currently enjoying the form of his life. Because of his exemplary batting technique and ability to adapt to different formats of the game, he is regarded as one of the most accomplished batsmen in the circuit. Nearly halfway through his career, Kohli is already being compared to Sachin Tendulkar himself.

Not only as a batsman, he has also been one of the most successful captains in internationals ever since he took over the duty from former MS Dhoni.

Year after year he has been breaking hundreds of records and it doesn't look like he is going to stop anytime soon. 2017 turned out to be another outstanding year for Indian captain, who smashed a plethora of records, achieving many milestones on the way.

Here are some of the greatest records he broke this year.

#5 Fastest to 9000 ODI runs (194 innings)

MS Dhoni congratulating Virat Kohli

Virat reached the 9000 run mark in the 3rd ODI against New Zealand played in Kanpur. Playing in his 202nd match, Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman to reach the milestone, reaching the mark in just 194 innings.

Previously, his RCB teammate AB de Villiers was the quickest to reach the milestone, who took 205 innings to reach the mark.

With this milestone, Kohli also became the sixth Indian and 19th batsman overall to cross the 9000 run mark. Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, MS Dhoni and Mohammad Azharuddin are the other Indian batsmen who have achieved the feat.

Virat ended the year on 9030 runs, just a few runs short of the halfway mark to Sachin's 18426 runs in ODIs, the most runs scored by any batsman.

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