Happy Birthday Virat Kohli! Splendid facts about the cricket ace!
Updated On : 05 Nov 2018,11:37 AM
Love him or hate him, Virat Kohli is irrefutably the hottest item in modern-Indian cricket. Even as a young Kohli, he was predestined to do wonders to the Indian Cricket history. Attaining captain-hood even before he was 19 at the 2008 U-19, World Cup, he became the first and only Indian to score a century on World Cup debut when playing against Bangladesh in 2011 at the World Cup Opener.
Apart from his impossible wins in the field of cricket, he is also a staunch wellness freak, married to Bollywood A-lister, Anushka Sharma and has also been named as one of the 10 Best Dressed International Men in a list to the likes of former US President Barrack Obama.
Today, as the cricket prodigy turns 30, we look at the scores and scores of his achievement.
Virat Kohli is the first batsman who scored four double centuries in four lined-up test series. This stupendous achievement in double centuries was upheld by Rahul Dravid and Don Bradman who had done it in a three back-to-back series until Kohli.
A batsman from Delhi, Kohli scored 1,000 runs fastest than any other in his matches breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record. What Sachin did in 19 innings, Kohli took only 17 to achieve the feat.
In 2016, Kohli became the first batsman to score 600 runs in T20I in a year. He scored an astonishing average of 106.83 at a strike rate of 140.26 that featured seven 50s.
In T201, Kohli holds the record of scoring the most 50-plus scores crossing the mark on 18 occasions. He also holds the record of scoring the maximum runs while chasing in T20I which was was previously held by New Zealand batsman, Brendon McCullum.
Virat Kohli is the first cricketer to smash three consecutive 100s against two opponents -- West Indies and Sri Lanka.