Kohli is not just obtaining batting look extremely easy but he is also scoring at an unprecedented consistency across all formats of the game.
Virat Kohli is breaking batting records at will. The India captain is just 30 years of age and already has 77 hundred, only 23 less than Sachin Tendulkar’s all-time record that, at one point in time, looked unlikely to break.
In a jaw-dropping stat that is a representation of his greatness, Kohli became the greatest and only batsman to score 20,000 runs in international cricket in a decade.
Kohli has secured 20502 runs across all 3 formats out of which he has scored 20018 in the continuing decade. Kohli made his Test and T20I debut in 2010 while he had already scored 484 runs in ODI cricket in the previous decade after making his debut in the 50-over format in 2008.
Ricky Ponting had secured the record for the most international runs scored in a decade with 18962 runs in the 2000s. Jacques Kallis, the legendary South Africa all-rounder, is a further third on the list with 16777 runs in the 2000s. Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara are 4th and 5th on the list of most runs added in a decade with 16304 and 15999, respectively. India’s Sachin Tendulkar is 6th with 15962 runs in the 2000s while Rahul Dravid is 7th with 15853 runs.
Kohli got past the 20,000-run impression when hit a match-winning 114 not out in just 99 balls in the 3rd ODI of a 3-match series against West Indies in Port of Spain on Wednesday. Kohli’s next successive and 43rd ODI hundred assisted India to seal a 2-0 win in the ODI series.
Meantime, Virat Kohli is currently averaging 60.31, his highest at the end of an innings in ODI cricket. Kohli’s constant runs helped India keep a clean slate and hold the T20I and ODI series on their tour of West Indies.
Virat Kohli’s Team India will enter their World Test Championships campaign in a 2-match Test series against the West Indies from August 22.
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