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VIRAT KOHLI ON A GLIMPSE OF CATCHING THE RECORD MADE BY SIR VIVIAN RICHARDS

Since his debut against Sri Lanka in 2008, Virat Kohli is on the verge of achieving every milestone that has been set by the legends. He sits atop the list of the ICC ODI batsman with 909 points – remarkably this is the highest point someone has ever achieved in the last 27 years. More interesting fact is that one can find Kohli in the Top 3 ranks on each of the formats. Vivian Richards, Zaheer Abbas, Greg Chappell, Javed Miandad and David Gower have received more points than Virat Kohli.

So you can see the trademark that the boy from Delhi has created. Since winning the U19 World Cup there has been no looking back for him. He joined the RCB franchise in the IPL and later on became the captain of the franchise too.

The Records of Virat Kohli at a Glance

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One Day International

In the one day international Virat Kohli has scored 9588 runs in 200 innings. He has 35 hundreds and 46 fifties to his name.

  • While chasing the captain of India has the most number of centuries to his name
  • On six different occasions, he has scored more than 300 runs in a bilateral ODI series. No other player in the cricketing history has ever done it more than 4 times.
  • He, along with his teammate Rohit Sharma has been involved in double century stands four times
  • He has the record of scoring the fastest 9000 ODI runs in just 194 innings
  • While chasing the captain of India has the most number of centuries to his name
  • He is the fast captain to hit 6 ODI hundreds in a year
  • He has been involved in the maximum number of double century stand partnership in the ODI

Test

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The Indian captain has scored 5554 runs in the 66 test innings. He has scored 21 hundreds and 16 fifties.

  • Kohli went past Dravid and Bradman for scoring 4 consecutive back to back double centuries
  • He is the only Test captain to score hundreds in the first three matches as a captain
  • He is the fast test player to score three double centuries consecutively in two years
  • He has also the maximum number of double centuries to his name as a captain

T20 International

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Being an aggressive batsman he has always maintained a good performance in the T20 Internationals. He has scored 1982 runs in 52 innings with 18 fifties to his name. Though he has scored a number of centuries in the IPL but still couldn’t manage one on the international stage.

  • He has the most number of 50+ runs in the T20 international to his name
  • He is the fastest player to reach the 1000 run mark in the T20 international in just 27 innings
  • He has also the highest number of runs while chasing in the T20 international
  • He is the only player to score a T20 duck after 47 innings

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Some Other Records To Look Into

  • As a captain, he has the record of scoring the most runs in a calendar year passing Ricky Ponting
  • He is the fastest player to score 20 hundreds in all formats of the game as a captain
  • Kohli has also been the fastest captain to reach 5000 runs in all formats of the game

The Latest South Africa Series

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The latest series in South Africa can also witness Virat Kohli breaking another record and reaching a milestone set by Sir Vivian Richards. Sir Richards is the only player in history to score 1000 or more runs in an international tour.

The ongoing series has already witnessed the Indian Captain reach 500 runs in the ODI series, making him the first player to do so in a bilateral series. Apart from that Kohli has score 286 runs in the test and an odd 26 in the first match of T20 between the two sides. These make the total run scored by the captain in the series is 870. Just another 130 more and the new milestone are not far behind.

Sir Vivian Richards set the particular record on 1976 when West Indies went on play in England. The West Indian batsmen scored 216 runs in the ODI and a mammoth 829 runs in the test taking the total runs in the series to 1045. The feat achieved by the great West Indian batsman Sir Vivian Richards is on the verge of being taken down to one of the greatest batsmen of this generation.

Don Bradman also went on to score 974 runs in five tests against England.

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