Cricket

Happy Birthday Virat Kohli: Numero uno turns 30

By: Sports Desk |

Updated: November 5, 2018 12:30:34 am





Virat Kohli has been performing brilliantly during this year and rewriting history books at will as he breaks one record after the other. (Source: PTI)

Virat Kohli and his undying hunger to succeed go hand in glove and this phenomenon does not seem like stopping anytime soon. Record books would be almost empty without Kohli in them. Be it Test cricket or ODI or even T20’s, King Kohli has left his imprint on all three formats and has dominated everywhere. In a career spanning over a decade, Kohli has been performing brilliantly and rewriting cricketing records at will. On Monday, India’s premier batsman turns 30 and looks all set to conquer the world.

The rate at which Virat Kohli has broken records has been nothing but an awesome phenomenon. Now here is a lowdown of the mind-boggling numbers which will surely blow your mind.

Virat Kohli recently became the fastest batsman to score 10,000 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) runs, and he also leads the list of highest run scorers in the year 2018 in the 50-over format. The Indian captain achieved the milestone in just 205 innings, bettering Sachin Tendulkar’s previous record of 259 innings.

Virat Kohli Virat Kohli continued his brilliant form in Test cricket in 2018. (Source: PTI)

Virat Kohli completed 1000 Test runs in 2018. This is the third consecutive year that the right-handed batsman has scored 1000 runs in the longest format of the game. He is now the only captain in the history to score 1000 runs in three consecutive years. Kohli scored 1215 runs in 2016 and 1059 runs in 2017 respectively.

Virat Kohli has also amassed 1,202 runs from 14 matches at a staggering average of 133.55.

Virat Kohli has now scored 24 centuries in his Test career. Apart from that, he also became quickest Indian batsman to score 24 Test centuries. Kohli scored his 24th ton in 123rd innings, breaking the record of Sachin Tendulkar, who batted 125 times

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