Indian captain Virat Kohli completed his 24th Test century on the second day of the first Test against the West Indies. He achieved this milestone in the 123rd innings of the 72nd Test and left behind Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin completed his 24th century in the 125th innings of the 80th Test. Australia’s Don Bradman is on top in this case. Bradman, in the 66th innings of the 43rd Test, had completed 24 centuries.
Apart from this test record, Kohli has made many other astounding records also. Have a look on some amazing stats of Virat Kohli’s career.
Virat Kohli world records in ODIs
- Fastest Indian and third fastest in the world to reach 5,000 runs in ODIs
- Second fastest to reach 25 ODI hundreds behind Hashim Amla. The South African achieved this feat in 151 innings while Kohli did it in 162.
- Fastest in the world to reach 30 centuries in ODIs.
- 1424 runs was the record that Ricky Pointing created in 2007. Despite not playing India’s final ODI series of the year, the three-match home series against Sri Lanka, Kohli broke the former Australian captain’s record with consummate ease.
- Virat Kohli is the fourth highest run scorer at the no. 3 position. The list is headed by Ricky Ponting who has 12662 runs at no.3, followed by Kumar Sangakkara (9747) and Jacques Kallis (7774). Kohli comes in fourth with 6250 runs.
Virat Kohli world records in test cricket
- Kohli is the first batsman to score 4 double-centuries in 4 consecutive Test series. This is the longest such sequence going past Rahul Dravid and Don Bradman who have done it in three back-to-back series.
- Most Test runs in 2012 by an Indian cricketer.
- Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane share three double-century partnerships – most by any pair since 2013. All their stands have been for the fourth wicket. They have already equalled Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly’s record for 200-plus partnerships for the fourth wicket for India. Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke hold the record with four double-century partnerships for the fourth wicket.
- On 11 December 2016, the India skipper became the only batsman in history to have an average of over 50 in all three formats of the game when his Test average nudged past 50 against England in Mumbai.
Virat Kohli awards
- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award: 2018
- Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC World Cricketer of the Year): 2017.
- ICC ODI Player of the Year: 2012 ,2017.
- ICC World ODI XI: 2012, 2014, 2016 (captain), 2017 (captain).
- ICC World Test XI: 2017 (captain) .
- BCCI’s Polly Umrigar Award for international cricketer of the year: 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16
- Padma Shri: 2017.
- Arjuna Award: 2013
- CEAT International Cricketer of the Year: 2011–12, 2013
- Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World: 2016