5 records smashed by Virat Kohli in 2018
The year 2018 turned out to be another incredible year in the career of the world's best cricketer Virat Kohli. Like every other year, the Indian captain led the blues from the front both as a batsman and as a captain. Kohli started the year on a high note scoring four centuries in the tour of South Africa. He didn't stopped throughout the year and broke a plethora of long-standing records and emulated some of his own ones.
In total, he scored 2735 runs in internationals across all the three formats and unfortunately missed to beat the record held by Kumar Sangakkara for the second time in a row. Sangakkara tops the list having scored 2868 runs in 2014. Also, he scored 11 centuries in the year and climbed to the third spot on the list of most international centuries.
As the year 2018 comes to an end, here are the five big records he smashed in the year.
#5 Most runs scored in a bilateral series (558 Runs)
Match: 6th ODI, India tour of South Africa at Centurion, Feb 16, 2018
Record Previously held by: Rohit Sharma
In the ODI series against South Africa held in the month of February earlier this year, Virat Kohli scored a mammoth 558 runs in the six matches of the series. With the help of the match-winning knock of 129 runs off 96 balls in the final match of the series, he broke the record for the most runs scored in a bilateral series.
The record was previously held by India's limited overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma. He scored 491 runs in the bilateral series against Australia in 2013. The Australia ODI series of 2013 was a seven-match series. Later this year, Pakistan batsman Fakhar Zaman scored 515 runs in the five matches bilateral series against Zimbabwe and now sits second on the list behind Kohli.