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Virat Kohli's favourite opponents in IPL, T20I, ODI and Tests

deebak mohan
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The rise and the rise of Virat Kohli - A legend in the making
The rise and the rise of Virat Kohli - A legend in the making

Virat Kohli has risen in quick time from being India's best batsman after Sachin Tendulkar to one of the world's greatest batsmen of all-time. By the time he retires, he will have most of the cricketing records under his belt.

Virat has been playing non-stop cricket throughout his career, and it has not deterred him from performing well above the benchmark on the world stage. Kohli has a batting average of 59.84, 54.58, 47.86 in ODIs, Tests and T20Is respectively. There is no cricketer in the world who is as consistent as Kohli across the three formats.

His passion for the game has not only driven him to success. It has motivated hundreds of current and next generation cricketers to reach the glory through hard-work and dedication.

There are few teams against whom Virat Kohli batted consistently well. In this article, we are going to analyze about one team, each in IPL, T20, ODI and Tests, against whom the current Indian Captain has been at his monstrous best.


#1 Delhi Daredevils - Virat's favourite IPL opponent

Virat maintains an astonishing record against Delhi Daredevils in IPL
Virat maintains an astonishing record against Delhi Daredevils in IPL

Virat Kohli calls himself a "typical" Delhi boy. His affinity for Delhi is very evident if we retrospect his IPL batting performance. Delhi Daredevils, so far, has been the favourite opponent for the champion batsman in his 10-year IPL career.

The Indian batsman has played 155 IPL games and scored 4948 runs at an average of just 38.36. However, he has played 19 matches against Daredevils and scored a whopping 761 runs at an average of 69.18. His average almost doubles if he plays against his home-based franchise.

He has also scored eight fifties from 18 innings with the highest being 99. His strike-rate too increases by 10 if he plays against Delhi Daredevils.

Though he averages 70.74 and 90.33 against Gujarat Lions and Rising Pune Supergiant respectively, he played fewer games against them to call them his favourite team.


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