Happy Birthday Virat Kohli: From fastest to 10,000 runs to most 200s, five incredible records held by chase master
New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: Indian skipper and one of the best batsman in the world, Virat Kohli is celebrating his 32nd birthday today (Thursday). Kohli is currently in UAE for the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). Virat Kohli is someone who filled the void of Cricketing God Sachin Tendulkar in the hearts of cricketing fans during his 12-year-long career, resulting in the chants of 'Kohli, Kohli', instead of 'Sachin, Sachin' by crowds in the stadiums.
In his 12-year-long international career, Kohli has scaled many milestones and tumbled several world records in all formats of the game with his insatiable hunger for runs. Let's have a look at some of these records.
Fastest batsman to amass 10,000 runs in ODI
On October 24, 2018, Kohli surpassed cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar to become the fastest Indian to score 10,000 runs in One Day Internationals. Kohli took just 2014 innings to reach the landmark -- 54 innings less than Tendulkar. Kohli has so far amassed 11,867 runs in 248 matches at an average of 59.3 and a strike rate of over 92.
Most international centuries in a calendar year
In 2017, Kohli slammed 11 centuries across all formats of the game and amassed 3000 runs. As a captain, he led India to new heights, winning all the series at home.
The first player to score 20,000 international runs in a decade
In 2019, Kohli became the first player score 20,000 international runs in a single decade. Notably, he achieved this feat while on his way to his match-winning century against West Indies in an ODI match.
Most runs in a single IPL season
Kohli scored 973 runs in the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League to guide his team to the finals of the tournament. The season saw him score as many as four centuries -- the most by a player in a single season. That year, Kohli led India to new heights as a captain with his consistency.
Most double centuries by an Indian in Test cricket
In 2019, Kohli surpassed Sachin Tendulkar and Virendra Sehwag to smash most double centuries by an Indian in test cricket. Kohli has seven centuries in the long format of the game, while Sachin and Sehwag have six double centuries each.
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