13 years of Virat Kohli: Check 13 achievements by Indian captain and 5 big records he can script

13 years of Virat Kohli: Check 13 achievements by Indian captain and 5 big records he can script in upcoming matches- check it out here
13 years of Virat Kohli: Check 13 achievements by Indian captain and 5 big records he can script in upcoming matches- check it out here

13 years of Virat Kohli: Check 13 achievements by Indian skipper and 5 big records he can script- India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday successfully completed 13 years in international cricket. The 32-year-old had first donned the India jersey when he made his ODI debut for India in 2008. Even though he didn’t get a flying start to his career, he had to wait for 14 matches for the first century that he slammed against Sri Lanka in Kolkata in 2009. Till date, Kohli has registered 70 tons in international cricket. Here we discuss 13 big achievements by Virat Kohli and 5 big records that he can achieve.

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13 years of Virat Kohli: Check 13 achievements by Indian captain and 5 big records he can script

  1. Virat Kohli has so far led India in 63 matches as captain with best stats as India captain. He overtook MS Dhoni who had represented India in 60 Test matches earlier this year.
  2. He is among few players who has scored a century in both the innings of a Test match. Others in the list are Vizay Hazare, Sunil Gavaskar (3), Rahul Dravid, Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma.
  3. Virat Kohli is the second-highest run-scorer for India in ODIs with over 12000 runs. In Test cricket, he is ranked 6th among India players who have scored 7500+ runs.
  4. The India captain has remarkable average of 50+ in Test (51+) and ODI cricket (59+).
  5. Kohli records the joint-highest individual ODI score among India captain. He had slammed 183 not out. Others on the list are Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni.
  6. The 32-year-old holds the record of scoring the most runs in an ODI series. He had amassed 558 runs in 6 matches against South Africa in 2017/18 which included 3 tons.
  7. The Indian skipper has departed for the 90s as many as 10 times in his international career.
  8. Virat Kohli is the highest run-scorer in T20I cricket. He has slammed 3159 runs in 90 matches at an average of 52+.
  9. Virat Kohli has slammed as many as 11 centuries in a calendar year, only behind Sachin Tendulkar (12).
  10. Virat Kohli ranks third among most centuries in international cricket. He has smashed 70 tons, others in the top 3 list are Ricky Ponting (71) and Sachin Tendulkar (100)
  11. ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year– Virat Kohli was named the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year. At the age of 23! in 2012
  12. ICC rankings– Virat Kohli reached the number one spot in the ICC rankings for ODI batsmen for the first time in 2013.
  13. Virat kohli 1st Wicket– Virat Kohli a wicket off his first delivery in T20Is. Virat Kohli got England’s Kevin Pietersen wicket on the first ball of his career.

5 big records that Virat Kohli can script in his upcoming matches:

  1. Virat Kohli is two centuries away from overtaking former Australia captain Ricky Ponting (71).
  2. Virat Kohli needs 391 runs to complete 8000 runs in Test cricket. By doing so, he will overtake Justin Langer (7696), Ian Bell (7727), and Michael Atherton (7728).
  3. Virat Kohli needs a couple of fifties to overtake Virender Sehwag. The latter has slammed 54 half-centuries. Kohli needs 3 more fifties to enter the top 5 list among most fifties for India in Test cricket. He will join Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sunil Gavaskar, VVS Laxman on elite list.
  4. The legendary batsman can add another feather to his cap by completing 2000 runs against England in Test cricket. He needs 196runs to become 3rd Indian batsmen to slam 2000 runs and overtake Rahul Dravid (1950 runs).
  5. Virat Kohli can become the fourth skipper to win Test series in England after Rahul Dravid (2017), Kapil Dev (1986) and Ajit Wadekar (1971).

13 years of Virat Kohli: Check 13 achievements by Indian captain and 5 big records he can script

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