Virat Kohli Records

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Virat Kohli is a professional Indian cricketer born on the 5th of November, 1988. Kohli is a right-handed batsman and is currently the most valuable cricketer in the world. He averages over 50 in all three formats of the game.

His ability to score runs after runs and pile misery on the opposition has ranked him among one of the greatest modern-day batsmen in all the formats of the game. His exploits as a batsman have earned him nicknames like “King Kohli” and “Run Machine.”

ICC World Twenty20 India 2016:  India v Australia

Individual Records

Virat Kohli has several records to his name. The Delhte seems to be setting new standards for batsmen with each passing game.

Virat Kohli Records - Test, ODI & T20

Test records

Kohli has scored the most number of runs in a calendar year by an Indian batsman in 2012, 2015 and 2016.

He is the first ever batsman to score double hundreds in four consecutive test series. He achieved the feat against West Indies, England, New Zealand and Bangladesh.

Kohli scored 610 runs against Sri Lanka in 2017 which is the highest by an Indian in a three-match test series.

7thMost runs in a match on the losing side (256 runs)
19thMost hundreds in a career (27)
4thMost double hundreds in a career (7)
2ndMost double hundreds in a series (2)
4thMost hundreds in a series (4)
5thMost number of hundreds in consecutive innings (3)
40thMost fifties in career (55)
14thFastest player to reach 5000 runs (105)
9thFastest player to reach 6000 runs (119)
5thFastest player to reach 7000 runs (138)
15thFastest player to reach 8000 runs (169)
16thMost catches in a series (12)
8thHighest partnership for the fourth wicket (365 runs)
7thHighest partnership for the eighth wicket (241 runs)

ODI Records

Kohli has the highest historic rating points by an Indian batsman with 909 points. He is just 26 points behind Vivian Richards who had 935 points in ICC rankings.

Kohli has scored over 300 runs on six different occasions in a bilateral series. No other player has managed to do it more than four times.

The run machine also holds the record for scoring the fastest ODI ton by an Indian. He achieved the feat in just 52 balls against Australia back in 2013 in Jaipur.

Kohli is the fastest Indian to cross 1000, 5000, 6000, 7000, 8000, 9000, 10000 and 11000 run mark in ODIs. He is the fastest in the world to cross the 8000 and 9000 run mark. He crossed the milestone in 194 innings and South Africa’s AB De Villiers is behind Kohli, who took 11 innings more to achieve that feat.

He is the fastest Indian to reach 25, 30, 35, 40 centuries and the fastest in the world to cross the mark of 30 and 35 centuries. Bowlers have failed to halt his run-scoring abilities.

Kohli holds the record for scoring most runs in a bilateral series. He scored 558 runs in the recently concluded ODI series against South Africa in South Africa.

Since 2010, barring 2015, Kohli has scored most number of runs in a calendar year by an Indian batsman. In 2011 and 2017, he scored 1381 and 1460 runs respectively that was the highest runs by a player in that particular calendar year.

Chasing brings the best out of Virat. He has scored 23 centuries while chasing which is the highest by any batsman. He has done it in just 102 innings while Tendulkar has scored 17 centuries in 232 innings.

NAScored 5000 runs and dismissed 50 batsmen through fielding
6thMost runs (12344)
9thMost nineties (6)
4thMost fifties (107)
13thFifties in consecutive innings (5)
20thBest score (183)
12thMost runs in a year (1460)
4th Highest runs in an innings on a batting position (183)
4thHighest batting average (57.68)
2ndMost hundreds in a career (43)
5thMost hundreds in a series (3)
1stMost hundreds against a single team (9)
2ndMost centuries in consecutive innings (3)

T20 Records

Kohli has scored the twenty four 50s in T20 cricket and is only behind his team member Rohit Sharma in terms of most fifties scored in the T20 cricket by a player.

Kohli is the fastest to reach 1000 T20 international runs. He crossed the milestone in just 27 innings while Aaron Finch achieved it in 29 innings.

He is the first batsman to score more than 600 runs in a calendar year in T20 internationals. He did it in 2016 with an astonishing average of 106.83 and at a strike rate of 140.26, featuring seven fifties.

Virat Kohli broke the world record for playing the most innings before recording a duck in T20Is. He recorded his maiden T20I duck after 47 innings, playing in his 52nd T20 international.

2ndMost runs (3584)
13thMost runs in an innings (122*)
8thMost runs in a calendar year (641)
11thMost runs scored in an innings (batting position) (122*)
7thMost runs on a single ground (472)
1stHighest career batting average (51.94)
1stMost fifties (33)
7th Fifties in consecutive innings (3)
4thMost innings before first duck (47)
18thMost consecutive innings without a duck (47)
9thMost sixes (104)
3rdMost fours in career (319)
4thFastest to 1000 runs (27)
2ndFastest to 2000 runs (56)
2ndFastest to 2500 runs (68)
9thMost catches (46)
19thMost catches in an innings (3)
10thHighest third wicket partnership (134)
10thMost matches (104)
1stMost player of the match award (13)
1stMost player of the series award (7)

Captaincy Records

Just when people thought that they’ve seen the best of Kohli, he comes out with more. Captaincy seems to have improved his stats even more and Kohli has changed the whole outlook of the Indian team.

11thMost runs scored in an ODI series (558)
11thMost runs in an ODI innings (160*)
22ndMost ODI matches (95)
37thYoungest ODI captain (24y 239d)
20thMost runs in T20Is (94*)
7thMost T20s played (50)
19thWinning all tosses in a series (3)
6th Most test matches as captain (68)
33rdMost consecutive matches as a captain of a team (25)
19thCaptain with the highest test inning score (254*)

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