Virat Kohli 100th Test: Virat Kohli has made 10 special records in cricket, see full details here


Mohali. Virat Kohli will go to play the 100th Test match of his Test career on 4 March i.e. today. During this time he will become the 12th cricketer from India to play 100 or more Tests. Virat, who made his Test debut against West Indies in 2011, has scored 7962 runs at an average of 50. Today, when he will land in Mohali for his 100th Test against Sri Lanka (India vs Sri Lanka), his eyes will be on the dozens of records that he has made in his career. Virat Kohli captained Team India for 7 years. He has scored runs at an average of more than 50 in all formats of cricket. The 100th Test to be played in Mohali will be special for him. Apart from completing 8 thousand runs in Test cricket, he can also equal Ricky Ponting’s 71 international centuries. Let’s take a look at those 10 unmatched records made by him.

1. Average of over 50 in all three formats

Virat Kohli is the first cricketer in the world, who has scored an average of more than 50 in all three formats of cricket i.e. Test, ODI and T20. After playing 457 international matches, Virat Kohli averages 50.39 in Tests, 58.07 in ODIs and 51.50 in T20 Internationals.

2. Indians with most double centuries

Virat Kohli is the only cricketer from India who has scored 7 double centuries in Test cricket. He has proved with this performance that he likes to bat for long hours. Although it will be called bad luck of Kohli that he has not been able to score a century in T20 International.

3. Second player to score the most centuries

Virat Kohli is the second batsman in the world to score the most centuries as a Test captain. As a captain, he scored 20 Test centuries. Former South African captain Graeme Smith is at the top in terms of scoring the most centuries as a captain. Smith has scored 25 centuries as a captain.

4. On Top of Active Cricketers

At present, none of the players who are playing Tests for India have scored 27 Test centuries. Talking about active cricketers, Steve Smith is on par with him. This is when Virat has not been able to score a century in Test for more than 2 years.

5.Second Cricketer to Score 2 Centuries in Test Debut

Virat Kohli is the second cricketer in the world to score centuries in both the innings of his Test captaincy debut. Through this record, he equaled former Australia captain Greg Chappell. He scored centuries in both the innings of the match while captaining India in the Adelaide Test after MS Dhoni was injured on the Australia tour in 2014. Kohli scored 115 runs in the first innings and 141 runs in the second innings.

6.India’s Most Successful Test Captain

Virat Kohli is the best Test captain of India. In this matter, he has left behind former captain Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni. Virat captained India in 68 Test matches, in which he was successful in winning 40 matches.

7. The first Indian to score the most runs in two years

Virat Kohli is the first Indian cricketer to score the most runs twice in a calendar year. In the year 2017, Virat had scored 2818 runs in all three formats. Even a year before this, he was successful in scoring 2595 runs.

8. Scored 150+ most times

Virat Kohli is the first captain in the world to have scored the most number of 150-plus scores in Tests as a captain. Virat scored more than 150 9 times while being the captain.

9.Only Indian to become No.1 in all three formats

Virat Kohli is the first Indian cricketer to be the No.1 batsman in all three formats of cricket. In October 2013, he reached the top rank of ODI for the first time. Two years later, he became the number-1 batsman in T20 Internationals. In the year 2018, he achieved the first rank in Test cricket, ending the reign of Steve Smith.

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10. 3 consecutive centuries against two teams

Virat Kohli is the only player in the world who has scored 3 consecutive centuries against two teams. He has done this charisma against the teams of West Indies and Sri Lanka.

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