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Virat Kohli Records in Cricket, Test Cricket, T20, ODI and IPL

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Virat Kohli, one of the most celebrated cricketers in the world, is known for his aggressive play style and exceptional talent. Born in Delhi in 1988, he has made a significant impact on the sport since his debut for the Indian cricket team in 2008. As a batsman, Kohli is known for his consistency, adaptability, and ability to perform under pressure. He has achieved numerous milestones, including being one of the fastest players to score 8,000, 9,000, 10,000 and 11,000 runs in ODIs. 

Kohli’s leadership as captain of the Indian team was also remarkable, guiding the team to various victories in international cricket. His passion for the game is evident in his dedication to fitness and constant improvement. 

Top Records Held by Virat Kohli 

Highest Run-Scorer in ODIs Among Active Cricketers 

Virat Kohli is the highest run-scorer in ODI cricket among active cricketers, and the third-highest overall. As of April 2024, he has scored 13848 runs in 292 matches at an average of 58.67. 

Kohli made his ODI debut for India on August 18, 2008, against Sri Lanka in Dambulla. Although his debut was not particularly notable in terms of his individual performance, it marked the beginning of his illustrious career in international cricket. 

Despite the modest start, Kohli’s potential was evident to those who watched him play. Over time, he worked hard to establish himself as a key player in the Indian cricket team.

Read More: List of Centuries by Virat Kohli 

Most Centuries in ODIs 

Kohli made history by becoming the first batsman to score 50 ODI centuries when he notched a century against New Zealand in the World Cup semi-final match in Mumbai on Wednesday, November 15, 2023. This achievement allowed him to surpass Sachin Tendulkar’s previous record of 49 ODI centuries. During the same innings, Kohli also set new records for most runs and most 50-plus scores in a single World Cup edition. By scoring his eighth 50-plus score in the semi-final, he overtook Tendulkar and Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan. Tendulkar had achieved seven 50-plus scores in the 2003 World Cup in South Africa, while Shakib matched that number in the 2019 World Cup in England.

Most Runs in a Single World Cup Edition 

As mentioned above, Kohli had an exceptional performance in the ODI World Cup 2023, where he scored a remarkable 765 runs throughout the tournament. During this run-scoring spree, Kohli surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s record of scoring the most runs in a single edition of the World Cup. Tendulkar had previously held the record with 673 runs in the 2003 ODI World Cup.

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Most Runs in a Bilateral ODI Series 

When India toured South Africa in 2018, Kohli was in the form of his life. In just six matches, he accumulated an extraordinary 558 runs, breaking the record for the most runs scored by a batsman in a bilateral ODI series. This included three centuries and one fifty, leading India to a historic 5-1 series victory. 

Fastest to Reach 8,000, 9,000, 10,000, and 11,000 Runs in ODIs

Kohli is the fastest player to reach 8,000, 9,000, 10,000, and 11,000 runs in ODI cricket, accomplishing these feats in 175, 194, 205, and 222 innings, respectively.

Most Double Tons by an Indian Cricketer in Tests

Kohli has scored the most double centuries in Test cricket (7). Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar follow behind with six double centuries each, while Rahul Dravid scored five double tons. 

Kohli’s first-ever double century in Test cricket was a pivotal moment in his career, showcasing his ability to excel in the longest format of the game. He achieved this milestone in June 2016, during India’s tour of the West Indies.

Kohli’s maiden double century came in India’s first innings of the Test match. He played an outstanding innings, scoring 200 runs off 283 balls, which included 24 fours. 

Most Runs T20I Cricket  

Kohli is the highest run-scorer in the game’s shortest format. He has scored 4036 runs at an average and strike rate of 51.75 and 138.15. Since making his debut in 2010, Kohli went on to become one of the most reliable batsmen in T20Is. Kohli’s standout performances include his incredible run-scoring ability in key tournaments like the ICC T20 World Cup. He has also scored the most fifties in T20Is (37). 

Most Player of the Series Awards 

Kohli also holds the record for the most Man of the Series Awards across formats. He has received 21 such awards. With 20 awards, Tendulkar is next on the list. Kohli was the Player of the Series in the 2016 T20 World Cup among other major tournaments. 

Virat Kohli Captaincy Records 

Virat Kohli led the Indian cricket team as captain from 2014 to 2022, steering them to significant achievements. Under his leadership, India topped the world rankings across all cricket formats. Kohli captained Team India in 213 matches across formats, winning 135 and losing 60. 

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Test Captaincy

Virat Kohli’s tenure as Test captain for the Indian cricket team was highly successful. He led the team in 68 Test matches, securing 40 wins and enduring 17 losses. His win percentage as captain is the highest among those who have captained 10 or more Test matches.

He holds the record for the highest individual score by an Indian captain in Test cricket – an unbeaten 254 scored against South Africa. 

ODI Captaincy

Kohli’s leadership in ODIs for India was marked by impressive results. He captained the team in 95 ODIs, achieving 65 victories and suffering 27 losses. He enjoyed a remarkable win percentage of 71.83%. Notably, Kohli guided India to the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup.

T20I Captaincy

In T20I matches, Kohli played 50 games as captain. Under his leadership, India won 30 matches and lost 16. 

IPL Captaincy

As captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Kohli led the team in 144 matches. During his captaincy, RCB won 68 matches and lost 72. But he was not able to lead RCB to a trophy.



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