An insanely passionate man, super-aggressive on the field, humble off-field, stylish, and a great cricketer this is all Virat Kohli to his fans all over the world. As the Indian captain celebrates his 32nd birthday today and Twitter goes crazy over the #HappyBirthdayViratKohli, we list you all the insane “Virat Kohli records”.
Every Virat Kohli Records in his career
Virat Kohli records as Indian Captain
Only Asian captain to win a test series in Australia
Nearly 20+ Asian captain tried to beat the invincible Australian team. Some of them came close but no one could make that happen. However, in the 2018-19 series, Virat Kohli became the first-ever Asian test captain to beat Australia on their home soil.
Only Asian captain to win a Test in England, South Africa, and Australia
Kohli is also the only Asian captain to win a test in England, South Africa and Australia. This is one of the greatest achievements of Virat Kohli as a test captain.
Best Test win ratio in World after Waugh & Ponting
With a win percentage of overall 60% in tests Kohli is third in position after Steve Waugh(71%) and Ricky Ponting (62.33%).
Most Test Wins as an Indian captain
Virat now has the most number of test wins as an Indian captain with 33 wins in just 54 matches.
Virat Kohli records in ODI
Fastest player to score 8k(175 inns), 9k (194 inns), 10k (205 inns) & 11k (222 inns) ODI runs.
Virat Kohli is the fastest ODI player ever to score 8000, 9000, and 10000, and 11000 runs.
Best ODI batting average- 59.62 (min 2k runs).
Virat averages over 50 in every format of the game. His average of 56.62 is best amongst players with min 2000 ODI runs.
Best ODI batting average while chasing- 68.34 (min 1k runs).
Virat is considered as the chase master by the cricket experts. His ability to chase any score is greater than anyone in world cricket.
Best ODI batting average outside home- 58.35 (min 2k runs).
This is one of the extraordinary records that Virat has. His batting average of 58.35 outside India speaks volumes for his consistency.
Best ODI batting average as captain- 74.59 (min 1k runs).
As Indian captain, Virat has always lead from the front. His batting average as the captain proves that as well.
2nd most hundreds in ODI Cricket- 43.
Considered as the modern master, Virat is now only second to Sachin Tendulkar in the most ODI centuries column.
Most hundreds in ODI Cricket while chasing- 26.
It is very evident that every time Virat Kohli chases a score, he often finishes the match with a century against his name.
Best innings/century ratio in ODIs- 5.55 (min 10 ODI tons)
Virat Kohli scores an ODI century every 5.55 inning. In this ratio, he is even better than legends like Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar.
2nd most ODI hundreds as captain- 21.
Virat Kohli has 21 ODI hundreds as captain, only second to Ricky Ponting in that list.
3 ICC ODI Player Of The Year.
1 ICC Test Player Of The Year
Virat Kohli records in TESTs
2nd best Test batting average for an Indian player- 53.62 (min 2k runs).
Even in tests, Virat’s consistency has been magnificent. He has the 2nd best Test batting average for an Indian player with min 2000 runs.
Best innings/century ratio in Tests for an Indian player- 5.37 (min 10 tons).
Kohli scores a test century in every 5.37 inning. Perhaps this is also a record amongst players with a minimum of 10 test centuries.
Most Test hundreds among active players- 27.
Amongst the active players, Virat now has the most numbers of centuries with 27 against his name. Perhaps, this is why he is considered a modern-day great.
Most away Test hundreds among active players- 14.
Even after his poor series in England in 2014, Virat pulled off his best game to now become the player with most away test hundreds among active players.
2nd most Test hundreds as captain- 20.
After getting the captaincy in Tests, Virat’s natural leader instinct came out with more clarity. He now has the 2nd most Test hundreds as captain with 20 centuries.
Only captain to score centuries in first three Test series as captain.
Virat Kohli is the only captain in the history of the game to score centuries in the first three-Test series as captain.
Most Test Double Hundreds as Captain:7
This is one of the most insane Virat Kohli records. Virat Kohli now has the most number of test double hundreds as captain.
Only player to score double hundred in 4 consecutive Test series
Virat was just unstoppable when he scored double centuries in four consecutive test series.
Most man of the matches in Test Cricket: 17
To date, Virat Kohli has won 17 Man of the Match awards in his career which is also a record.
Highest Points achieved by any Indians in ICC Test batting
In 2019 Virat achieved the highest points in ICC Test batting with 937 points. He better Sunil Gavaskar’s previous record of 916 in 1979.
Virat Kohli records in T2Os
Best batting average in T20I Cricket- 50.80 (min 20 innings)
Virat Kohli’s consistency is a par above even in T20 cricket as well. His outstanding batting average of 50.80 in T20I cricket is the best amongst players with a minimum of 20 innings.
Best batting average in ICC WT20– 86.33 (min 10 innings)
Even there was a say that Kohli does not perform in ICC tournaments. His batting average in the ICC WT20 of 86.33 is better than anyone in the world with a minimum of 10 innings.
Leading run-getter in T20Is (Men’s)
Virat is also now the leading run-getter in Men’s T20Is.
Only player to win 2 “Player of the tournament” awards in ICC WT20.
Virat is the only player in the history of the game to win two “Player of the tournament” awards in ICC WT20.
This is all in a nutshell about all the Virat Kohli records. Let us know in the comments section if we have missed any of the Virat Kohli records or not.