Here Are All The Records That Virat Kohli Holds Right Now!
Virat Kohli is a run machine. Ever since he first burst into the international cricket scene, he has been a revelation. No wonder that he broke a lot of batting records. But which records does he hold?
Let’s have a look at all the records Kohli holds in cricket!
#1 Fastest batsman to reach 15,000 international runs. He took 333 innings to reach the milestone, breaking Hashim Amla’s record of 336 innings.
#2 The only Test skipper in history to score three hundreds in his first three innings as captain. He achieved this feat against Australia when he followed his twin hundreds at the Adelaide Test with a masterful 140 at Sydney.
#3 The first batsman to score 4 double-centuries in 4 consecutive Test series.
#4 The only batsman in history to have an average of over 50 in all three formats of the game. Kohli’s batting average in Tests has since fallen just below 50. His current batting average in Tests is 49.63.
#5 Highest rungetter in T20 cricket, while chasing. He has scored 1007 runs in T20 internationals, while chasing. The previous record was held by Brendon McCullum.
#6 Scored the most 50s in T20s. He has scored 18 50s in T20s, one more than Chris Gayle.
#7 Fastest to reach 1000 runs in T20s, reaching the milestone in merely 27 innings.
#8 Scored the fastest ODI hundred for an Indian player, when he smashed a century in just 52 balls. The poor opposition was Australia, in 2013.
#9 Fastest to score 8000 runs in ODIs, in 175 innings. He needed seven innings less than AB de Villiers to reach the milestone.
#10 Has been involved in nine 200-runs partnerships in ODIs. This is the most by any player, eclipsing Upul Tharanga and Ricky Ponting’s record of 7 such partnerships each.
#11 Has the most number of centuries, 18, while chasing in ODIs. He broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 17 centuries.
#12 Has the highest average among the batsmen who have captained their side for more than 30 ODIs. Kohli averages an astonishing 80.95. AB De Villiers is second, and MS Dhoni comes in at third.
With those records, no wonder he is considered one of the greatest batsmen of his generation!
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