Virat Kohli: Here are some of the skipper’s top achievements
As Virat Kohli turns 31, let’s take a look at some of his top records and achievements
Indian captain Virat Kohli turned 31 on Tuesday, November 5. He is undoubtedly at the peak of his career and the run-machine's popularity is on the rise with every passing day.
With every match, Kohli goes on to either make or break records, both as a player and a captain. He has also been one of the most successful captains in Indian cricket history.
As the skipper celebrates his birthday, let’s take a look at some of his top records and achievements
- Virat Kohli holds the record for seven double tons in Tests, smashes records
- The Indian skipper has the most number of double centuries (7) in Tests among Indian batsmen. He has the highest score of 254* in the format. With a double ton against South Africa, he equalled the likes of Mahela Jayawardene and Wally Hammond.
- Kohli surpassed Bradman (8) for scoring the most number of 150-plus scores in Tests, as a captain (9).
- He is the fourth-fastest to 26 Test tons. Kohli is also the fourth player to score a ton in the 50th match as captain in Tests.
- The Indian Skipper is the only Indian to average 50 in the T20 format. He is the only batsman, in the history of cricket, to have 50+ average across formats (Tests: 54.78 and ODI: 60.31).
- He hasn’t scored a century in T20 format but he has scored 22 half-centuries in T20Is.
- Kohli has scored 1,000 runs in three consecutive calendar years (2016- 1,215, 2017- 1,059 and 2018- 1,322).
- He has the most doubles hundreds (7) as the Test skipper.
- Kohli is the most successful Indian Test captain, having registered the most wins (31).
- The Indian captain has the most overseas wins as India's Test skipper (13).
- He is the first batsman to score 20,000 international runs in a single decade.
- He is the fastest batsman to reach 10,000 ODI runs.
- He also smashed the fastest 1,000 ODI runs in a calendar year (11 innings).
- In 2017, Kohli hammered the most ODI runs (1,460) as the Indian captain in a calendar year.