Team India’s run machine and king of the chase, Virat Kohli, may have gone over two years without scoring a century. Every player’s career includes what can feel like an endless wait. Virat Kohli has achieved significant success and holds various records since joining Team India in 2008. His winning rate is the highest of any Indian skipper to date, making him one of Team India’s most successful commanders. Virat has a fantastic legacy to look back on, from his captaincy records to his batting records, even though he may be taking a vacation from cricket. Check out Virat Kohli’s five unbeatable records as we celebrate his legacy.
Wicket on the 0th ball
Virat Kohli has a bowling record that is remarkably unlikely to be beaten, as bizarre as that may sound. Many people have been successful in getting a wicket off of their first career ball. On his very first T20I delivery, however, Virat Kohli took a wicket. The first delivery from Kohli was down the legside. Dhoni stumped Kavin Pietersen, who was outside of his crease. However, the umpire determined that it was a wide ball, hence Kohli was given a wicket off of an illegal delivery.
Seven double centuries as Test captain
As a Test cricket captain, Kohli holds the record for the most double centuries. Between 2016 and 2019, he slammed as much as seven double tonnes. Brian Lara, a former captain of the West Indies, comes in second with five Test double centuries.
Fastest Indian Captain to score 5000 ODI runs
In his capacity as India’s captain, Kohli became the batsman to reach 5,000 runs the quickest. He reached the milestone in the three-match ODI series against Australia on January 19, 2020, in Bengaluru. Kohli smashed Dhoni‘s previous record of 127 innings to achieve 5,000 runs as captain in just 82 innings. Azharuddin and Ganguly are the only two Indian captains with 5,000 or more runs in ODIs besides Kohli and Dhoni.
Best batting average as Indian captain
With a score of 72.65, Kohli easily holds the top average among the greatest Indian captains of all time. That he was able to maintain that average after 95 games is unquestionably a remarkable statistic. Kohli accumulated an astounding 5449 runs in these outings. MS Dhoni scored 6641 runs at an average of 53.5 in 200 games. In 147 games, Sourav Ganguly accumulated 5104 runs with a 38.66 batting average. The current coach, Rahul Dravid, had 79 games with an average score of 42.19.
Virat Kohli’s 70+* international centuries
Virat Kohli currently has 73 international centuries, and it is likely that he will add a few more to his century total before retiring from the game. Regardless of consistency, it appears to be extremely difficult for anyone to even approach this record. Sachin Tendulkar is ahead of Kohli with 100 century, . The only active player who comes close to Kohli is Joe Root, who has 44 tonnes.
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