Over 500 kms between wickets

In his 15 year long international career, Virat Kohli Has run around 277 km between the wickets for his non-boundary scoring shots. When he was at the crease, he covered around 233 km for his partners, taking his total to around 510 km. Kohli has hit only one all-run four so far during ODIs in 2013 against Zimbabwe.

518 on average

Kohli’s success with the bat in the T20 World Cup is well documented. He was the Player of the Tournament in both 2014 and 2016 and his record in chasing is particularly outstanding. India have won nine of the ten matches during which they have batted in chases and have been unbeaten on eight occasions.
Kohli averages 270.5 in those ten chases, which is nearly twice Marcus Stoinis (146) has the next best average among batsmen who have played at least five innings. Kohli averages close to 518 in successful chases Five times Second best, Cameron White (104).

Helmet banned at 46 places

Kohli has played at 83 venues in his international career so far and has scored centuries in 46 of them. The Adelaide Oval is an extraordinary venue for Kohli; it has seen their five 76 tons, Only one player has scored centuries at more grounds than Kohli – Sachin Tendulkar, not surprisingly, at 53 venues.

Great start to the World Cup

Kohli made a dream start to his World Cup career with an unbeaten century against Bangladesh in Dhaka in the opening match of the 2011 edition. A year later, he scored a half-century on his T20 World Cup debut against Afghanistan, becoming the first player to score a double century on Men’s ODI World Cup debut and a half-century on Men’s T20 World Cup debut. Aaron Finch equaled this double century with a half-century in the 2014 T20 World Cup and a century on the opening day of the 2015 ODI World Cup.

Excellent performance in the opponents’ backyard

Kohli has scored centuries in all nine countries where he has played ODI cricket, and in seven of the eight countries in Test cricket, Bangladesh being the only exception. He has scored both Test and ODI centuries in six countries against the home team – Australia, England, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, South Africa and the West Indies. Only two players have scored hundreds in both Tests and ODIs against the host country in as many or more countries as Kohli – seven each by Sachin Tendulkar and Kumar Sangakkara.

almost 1000 runs in 10 innings

In 2018, between February and October, Kohli scored nearly 1000 runs in ten ODI innings. Kohli scored 995 runs during this period 197th and 206th At an average of 142.14 in ODI innings, with five hundreds and three fifties. This is the best performance by any batsman in 10 innings in ODIs. He surpassed David Warner’s previous record of 857 runs between October 2016 and June 2017 by 138 runs.

166 not out thumps 73 all out

Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 166 against Sri Lanka Thiruvananthapuram ODI Earlier this year, India scored 390 for five in their 50 overs. They won by a record 317 runs, the largest ever in men’s ODIs, as Sri Lanka were bowled out for only 73 runs.
Kohli single-handedly defeated the Sri Lankans by 93 runs, the second-highest difference between a batsman’s score and an opponent’s total in a men’s ODI. The highest also came during the India-Sri Lanka ODI, when Sanath Jayasuriya scored 189 to help India (54 all out) win by 135 runs. in 2000,

trading in double tons

As of 2016, Kohli had 11 centuries in 41 Tests, but had passed 150 only once – 169 against Australia in Melbourne in 2014 – and was dismissed below 120 seven times. But between 2016 and 2019, he converted seven of his 15 runs into hundreds. hundreds to double hundreds, an indian record, Kohli also became the first player to score double centuries in four consecutive Test series – he scored against West Indies, New Zealand, England and Bangladesh in the 2016–2017 period.

a unique double

Kohli registered the fastest ODI century for India when he scored a century in 52 balls against Australia in 2013. In Jaipur Came to bat in the 27th over. Later in the same series, he scored a century in 61 balls. in Nagpur, the third fastest for India in this format. Kohli came out to bat in the 30th over in Nagpur, making him the only batsman to score multiple centuries in ODIs, coming out to bat after the 25th over. Kevin Pietersen, Abdul Razzaq, Jacob Oram and Jos Buttler are the only other batsmen to have scored centuries in ODIs after the completion of the 25th over (where data is available).

5-0 lead three times

Kohli’s first full stint as India captain was the 2013 tour of Zimbabwe, where he led India to a 5–0 ODI series victory, a result he would see twice as captain over the next few years. In the absence of MS Dhoni, Kohli led India to a 5-0 win against Sri Lanka at home in 2014. In 2017, Sri Lanka once again suffered a 5–0 drubbing, this time in their backyard. Kohli remains the only captain in men’s ODI cricket to achieve three whitewashes in a series of four or more matches.

it’s counting in the big chase

Although Kohli is three centuries away from equaling Sachin Tendulkar’s record 49 centuries in the ODI format, he is well ahead in chasing the target. now he has 26 centuries Chasing a target in ODIs, nine more than Tendulkar’s 17. Kohli’s nine centuries have come when India are chasing 300 plus. The closest contender in this list is Jason Roy, who has five such centuries to his name, while four other batsmen have four centuries each in chases of 300 runs.

India’s youngest debutant opener

Virat Kohli made his international debut in 2008 in an ODI against Sri Lanka at the age of 19 years and 287 days. He opened the innings in that game, becoming youngest indian Opening on men’s ODI debut, a record that still stands. Only three players Players younger than Kohli have opened the batting for India in men’s ODIs – Parthiv Patel, Yuvraj Singh and Vinod Kambli. Kohli, who opened in all five matches during that series, has returned to the position only twice in these 15 years.

zero ball wicket

Virat Kohli opened up his tally of wickets in T20Is even before bowling a valid ball. He stumped Kevin Pietersen off a wide in 2011 when he came to bowl his first ball in this format. He remains the only player in men’s international cricket to take a wicket on his 0th ball in any format.
There are only three other instances of a bowler taking a wicket before bowling his first valid ball in a men’s T20I innings: Graeme Swann against Shoaib Malik in 2010Sunil Narine vs Martin Guptill in 2012 And Shakib Al Hasan against Lendl Simmons in 2014,

master of the big stand

Kohli has regularly been a part of long partnerships in ODI cricket. He holds the record for scoring 13 double centuries. He shared five of these with Rohit Sharma majority of by any pair in the format. Rohit is second on the list, having been a part of ten double centuries, while no other player has been involved in more than seven. other eight Kohli’s double century have involved six partners – Gautam Gambhir (three), Virender Sehwag, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Kedar Jadhav and Ishan Kishan.

Jamaica to Jamaica

Soon after being a part of India’s World Cup triumph, Virat Kohli made his Test debut in 2011 at Sabina Park. Kohli was crowned at the same place after eight years India’s most successful Captain in Test cricket when they beat West Indies by 257 runs. With 28 wins as India’s Test captain, Kohli has surpassed MS Dhoni’s tally of 27. Kohli adds 12 more wins, finishes with 40 Test wins fourth most for any captain.
With inputs from Siva Jayaraman


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