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Virat Kohli Records

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Test Records


Kohli is credited with having won most consecutive test series as captain. Between 2015 and 2017, Kohli won nine consecutive series equalling Ricky Ponting’s record who achieved the same feat from 2005-2008.


Kohli began his captaincy stint in great fashion as he became the first cricketer in the world to score three centuries in his first three innings as test captain. He achieved this feat against Australia when he followed his twin hundreds at the Adelaide Test with a scintillating 140 at Sydney.


The run machine has scored over 3500 runs as Test captain for India. He eclipsed MS Dhoni and Sunil Gavaskar to go on top in terms of most runs as test captain.


Under Kohli, India recorded their longest unbeaten streak of 18 matches going past their previous best of 17 matches. The streak began in 2015 against Sri Lanka and ended in 2017 when they lost to Australia.


Kohli has already scored six double centuries which is the highest by a test captain in the world. He has also scored 19 test centuries which is the fastest by an Indian captain.


ODI Records


Kohli has scored 21 ODI centuries as a captain. It is the highest among the Indian captains.


Virat Kohli is the first captain to hit six ODI hundreds in a calendar year.


Kohli is also the fastest skipper to cross 1000 runs. He went past AB De Villiers’ record of 18 innings.


Kohli is considered as the greatest batsman of his generation. However, he has a long way to go as he must lead his side to more and more trophies and the team is much bigger than the individual.


"Maybe he felt that it's affecting his batting" - Deep Dasgupta on Virat Kohli quitting T20 captaincy

"Maybe he felt that it's affecting his batting" - Deep Dasgupta on Virat Kohli quitting T20 captaincy

IPL 2021: Virat Kohli Captaincy Record and Win Percentage as RCB Captain
IPL 2021: Virat Kohli Captaincy Record and Win Percentage as RCB Captain

IPL 2021: Virat Kohli Captaincy Record and Win Percentage as RCB Captain

"Virat Kohli giving up T20I captaincy is a good move"- Brad Hogg

"Virat Kohli giving up T20I captaincy is a good move"- Brad Hogg

"Virat Kohli can be kept as captain until he himself announces his retirement from captaincy" - Reetinder Sodhi

"Virat Kohli can be kept as captain until he himself announces his retirement from captaincy" - Reetinder Sodhi

Virat Kohli to step down from limited-overs captaincy after T20 World Cup - Reports 
Virat Kohli to step down from limited-overs captaincy after T20 World Cup - Reports 

Virat Kohli to step down from limited-overs captaincy after T20 World Cup - Reports 

"Virat Kohli to be India's highest run-scorer" - Aakash Chopra makes his predictions for the Manchester Test

"Virat Kohli to be India's highest run-scorer" - Aakash Chopra makes his predictions for the Manchester Test

5 instances when Virat Kohli was involved in scuffles on the field
5 instances when Virat Kohli was involved in scuffles on the field

5 instances when Virat Kohli was involved in scuffles on the field

"You need a bit more from him to give the winning punch" - Aakash Chopra feels Virat Kohli will play a match-defining role

"You need a bit more from him to give the winning punch" - Aakash Chopra feels Virat Kohli will play a match-defining role

IND vs ENG 2021: Rohit Sharma's steady performance is a ray of hope for India
IND vs ENG 2021: Rohit Sharma's steady performance is a ray of hope for India

IND vs ENG 2021: Rohit Sharma's steady performance is a ray of hope for India

"Virat Kohli to score 50-plus runs" - Aakash Chopra makes his predictions for Day 3 of the Oval Test

"Virat Kohli to score 50-plus runs" - Aakash Chopra makes his predictions for Day 3 of the Oval Test

"This is the first time since 2017" - Aakash Chopra on Rohit Sharma's rise in the ICC Test rankings

"This is the first time since 2017" - Aakash Chopra on Rohit Sharma's rise in the ICC Test rankings

"More than technical, Virat Kohli's aggressive thinking is causing him problems" - Irfan Pathan

"More than technical, Virat Kohli's aggressive thinking is causing him problems" - Irfan Pathan

"Virat Kohli is trying to figure out ways to score runs" - Aakash Chopra on the difference between the Indian skipper and Joe Root

"Virat Kohli is trying to figure out ways to score runs" - Aakash Chopra on the difference between the Indian skipper and Joe Root

"Virat Kohli will score a hundred somewhere this series"- Brad Hogg

"Virat Kohli will score a hundred somewhere this series"- Brad Hogg

"You are not looking at wholesale changes" - Aakash Chopra on the positives for Team India

"You are not looking at wholesale changes" - Aakash Chopra on the positives for Team India

"If India see out the first hour of play, then the game is on" - Danish Kaneria notes the importance of the opening hour of Day 4

"If India see out the first hour of play, then the game is on" - Danish Kaneria notes the importance of the opening hour of Day 4

"Virat Kohli has looked comfortable for the first time in the entire tour so far" - Inzamam-ul-Haq 

"Virat Kohli has looked comfortable for the first time in the entire tour so far" - Inzamam-ul-Haq 

India will not throw in the towel - Aakash Chopra makes his predictions for Day 3 of the Headingley Test
India will not throw in the towel - Aakash Chopra makes his predictions for Day 3 of the Headingley Test

India will not throw in the towel - Aakash Chopra makes his predictions for Day 3 of the Headingley Test

"Break your innings down to time rather than runs" - Michael Vaughan's advice to Virat Kohli 

"Break your innings down to time rather than runs" - Michael Vaughan's advice to Virat Kohli 

"He is in no mental state at the minute" - Michael Vaughan feels Virat Kohli is too anxious and desperate at the moment 

"He is in no mental state at the minute" - Michael Vaughan feels Virat Kohli is too anxious and desperate at the moment 

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