Interesting Facts about Virat Kohli

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  1. 1 Virat Kohli is the fastest batsman ever to reach the milestone of 10,000 ODI runs

    Sachin Tendulkar is a legendary name in the cricketing world and was certainly the best batsman in the ODI format of the game. He held the record of aggregating 10,000 runs in the least number of ODI matches. However, Virat broke this record as he took 54 innings fewer than Sachin.

    Sachin Tendulkar had taken 259 innings to score 10,000 runs in ODIs. However, Virat just took 205 innings to score ten thousand runs in ODIs becoming the fastest ever cricketer to reach the milestone. Apart from this, it is also expected that Virat would beat Sachin’s record of 49 centuries in ODIs in the near future.

  2. 2 Virat is the only player in IPL to never be auctioned

    The consistency of a player can be known through the number of franchises he has played for in the IPL . A player can be considered extremely consistent if he has just played for 1 franchise since 2008 in IPL. Virat Kohli is one such player who has played all the IPL seasons for the Bangalore-based franchise.

    Virat is also a cricketer who has never been auctioned so far in the history of IPL. During the first season of IPL, each team was supposed to pick a player from the under-19 draft. Virat was the part of that under-19 draft in 2008 during which RCB bought him for the first time.

    Since then, the franchise hasn't let him go. In 11 years of the IPL, he has emerged as the 2nd highest run scorer in the IPL after Suresh Raina.

  3. 3 Virat became the first ever cricketer to score a century on World Cup debut in 2011

    Virat holds another unique record when it comes to a century in ODIs that Tendulkar doesn't. The Indian skipper is the only cricketer to score a century in his debut World Cup match. Kohli scored his first ever World Cup century in the year 2011 against Bangladesh. He played an innings of 100 runs in 83 balls, which helped the Indian team get off to a winning start in the 2011 World Cup.

  4. 4 Virat Kohli is the only Asian captain to win tests in England, Australia and South Africa

    Virat Kohli took over the captaincy of the Indian test team in the year 2015 from MS Dhoni. He carried forward the legacy of MS Dhoni in the best possible way, and is probably better than the World cup winning captain.

    Kohli has proved himself to be a mastermind of the present century as he is the only Asian captain who has won Test series in England, South Africa and Australia. He lifted the Border-Gavaskar trophy for the first time in Australia in 2019 and had won one test each in South Africa and in England earlier in 2018. The recent Test victory is sure to be etched n the memories of the Indian supporters for decades to come.

  5. 5 Virat Kohli is the only cricketer to score 500 runs in a bilateral ODI series

    Virat Kohli has etched his name on every page of the record books. There is probably not a record which has not been broken by this legend as his hunger for runs is never-ending.

    During the series against South Africa in 2018, he became the first cricketer to score over 500 runs in a bilateral ODI series. The 30-year-old achieved this feat by scoring 558 runs in 6 matches and helped India win the series 5-1.

  6. 6 He captained the India Under-19 team to the U-19 World Cup in 2008.

  7. 7 He made his ODI debut in 2008 and was part of the 2011 World Cup winning team.

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