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11 Virat Kohli Records From His 11 Years In International Cricket

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Notching special landmarks in cricket is often a great feeling.
Having longevity and panache in a career is the icing on the cake.
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli Career Records will be over the moon for completing a special journey in the game.
One of cricket’s GOAT – Kohli completed 11 years in international cricket. Virat Kohli Career Records has been one hell of a journey.
Virat Kohli Career Records so far has been nothing short of extraordinary feats and achievements. No wonder, he has taken the game to another level in these 11 years.
Like Cristiano Ronaldo or a Lionel Messi in football, Kohli has been a similar legend in terms of records and stats in cricket. There is always that extra bit that’s associated with him.
He is a fighter, warrior and brings his best on the table every single day. Consistency in practice, fitness and lifestyle have seen the Indian captain set new benchmarks in cricket.
These 11 years have been a treat for fans all around the globe. Kohli’s ability to make people fall in love with the approach at the crease and hunger for runs is something extraordinary.

Coming to his run-scoring abilities and the records associated with it, there’s nobody else in the modern-day that has gone so far as the Indian skipper.
Be it ODIs and Tests, Kohli’s ability to notch records has been a fairytale ride.
When one sees the overall impact across formats, Kohli is no doubt the best in the world. He has earned that tag.
The right-handed batsman made his international debut for Team India on August 18, 2008, in an ODI against Sri Lanka.
In that match, Kohli played as an opener and managed to score 12 off 22. Over the last 11 years, Kohli has established himself and the numbers have been staggering.
Here to celebrate his 11 years in international cricket, we look at 11 Virat Kohli Career Records set in the game.

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Virat Kohli Career Records reads him the first batsman to score 20,000 international runs in a decade

India vs West Indies 2nd ODI Highlights
Special batsmen smash special records. Kohli while playing against West Indies in the third ODI recently, slammed his 43rd career ODI ton.
During the course of his unbeaten 114 of 99 deliveries, the Indian skipper becomes the first batsman to score 20,000 international runs in a single decade.
This is a rare feat notched by any batsman. Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting held the record for scoring most international runs in a decade with 18,962 in the 2000s. Virat Kohli Career Records surpassing this feat is remarkable.

Kohli is the fastest batsman to reach 10, 000 ODI runs

Indian captain Kohli
The star cricketer’s cricket records are also the fastest to 10,000 runs in ODI cricket.
This majestic feat was achieved against West Indies in 2018 when Kohli smashed a splendid 157*.
The 30-year-old cricketer achieved the feat in his 205th inning as he surpassed Sachin Tendulkar who did it in 259 innings in 2001.
Not just that.
Virat Kohli Career Records also reads him the fastest batsman to surpass 10,000 ODI runs mark in terms of time –10 years and 68 days– surpassing former Indian legend Rahul Dravid, who had managed the feat in 10 years and 317 days.

He is the quickest to 1,000 ODI runs in a calendar year

Kohli's ODI records
The Indian skipper has made it a habit of scoring the most ODI runs in a calendar year in recent years. Having said that, he not only has achieved the feat on numerous occasions but also holds the record to be the quickest to 1,000 ODI runs in a calendar year. Last year, Kohli scored 1,000 runs in just 11 innings.
This saw him eclipsing former South African hero Hashim Amla, who managed the feat in 15 innings.

Three consecutive ODI hundreds against two different opponents

Indian captain Kohli
He is also the first player to hit 100s in three consecutive innings against two opponents. It came against West Indies and Sri Lanka respectively. Both teams fell prey to Kohli’s majestic batting skills. Kohli hit 133*, 108, and 106 against Sri Lanka between February 2012 to July 2012.
Then in October 2018, Kohli smashed the scores of 140, 157* and 107 against West Indies at home to help India pocket the 50-over series in style.

Kohli has the most ODI runs in a calendar year as a captain

In the year 2017, Kohli as the captain of the Indian ODI side went on to hammer 1,460 runs at an average of over 75 in 26 ODIs. This saw the player overtaking former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting who had amassed 1,424 runs back in 2007. This shows Kohli’s ability to lead from the front and handle pressure well.

He is the first captain to hit five consecutive fifties in World Cup history

Virat vs Rohit Sharma
The 30-year-old scripted a record in which he became the first captain ever to score five successive fifties in a World Cup. The Indian skipper also became the second batsmen to achieve this feat after Steve Smith in 2015. Kohli, who naturally scripts a record here and there in every ODI match, is a different run-machine altogether.
In 2019 Cricket World Cup, he registered scores of 82, 77, 67, 72 and 66 to etch his name in the record books as the first skipper to hit five consecutive scores of 50+ runs.

Fastest to 20,000 international runs

Kohli fastest to 20,000 int'l runs
During the 2019 World Cup, Kohli became the fastest cricketer to score 20,000 international runs. The India captain reached the milestone when he reached the score of 37 against West Indies at Old Trafford. He needed just 417 innings to reach the milestone and bettered the time taken by legends such as Sachin Tendulkar and Brain Lara.

Landmarks: Kohli holds these special records with distinction

Virat Kohli Records
Kohli also achieved a special record of being the fastest to score 11,000 ODI runs during the 2019 World Cup. Kohli reached the milestone while batting against Pakistan. It arrived when he flicked Hasan Ali for a four down to fine leg to take his score to 60. Kohli got there in 222 innings, 54 innings are fewer than the previous record-holder, Sachin Tendulkar.
The former Indian maestro broke the record in his 276th ODI innings, in 2002 in Kanpur against England. Kohli also has the distinction of being the fastest to 8,000, 9,000 and 10,000 ODI runs as well.

He is the first skipper and Indian to amass this special record

As India’s Test skipper, the dependable Kohli also holds the record of being the first Indian and the first skipper to pile 1,000+ Test runs for three calendar years on the trot. He achieved the feat against West Indies in 2018. He hammered 1,215 runs in 2016; 1,059 runs in 2017; and 1,322 runs in 2018. Quite remarkable this!

Kohli has the most double Test match hundreds as captain

The batting run-machine is a strong performer in the longest format. Despite being more consistent in ODIs, his love for Tests cricket is well known. He has a special bond with the longest format.
Kohli amassed the sixth double hundred of his scintillating career against Sri Lanka in December 2017. Kohli thus overtook Lara’s record as the Test skipper with most double hundreds. Six double hundreds are something very few in the game have achieved.

Fastest to 60 international centuries

The Indian Skipper has amassed 68 international centuries to date. He has 43 ODI tons and 25 Test hundreds as well. However, in 2018, he had smashed Sachin’s record of being the fastest to 60 international centuries. He achieved the feat in the ODI series against West Indies in October.
He reached the landmark in 386 innings, taking 40 innings fewer than Tendulkar. It was also a series where Kohli decimated the Windies left, right and center.


Kohli press conference
In all of the current landmarks, he has always been the fastest to show why the 50-over format looks like something that’s under his control. He has made it a habit of breaking Sachin’s records time and time again. The attributes he brings to the game makes him not only the best in modern-day cricket but perhaps in the history of ODI cricket.
Virat looks like someone, who will soon break more records of Tendulkar. It could even include the most number of centuries in ODI cricket. When it comes to the 50-over format, it’s safe to say that Virat is the greatest. He still has another 4-5 years of solid cricket under him. One should remember that Sachin played till a long time as he had that mileage.
With Kohli, when you look at his fitness and the level of consistency, it’s safe to assume that he will perhaps retire as the greatest ever.

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