5 Records Held By Virat Kohli That Will Be Very Hard To Break

Virat Kohli, the Indian captain, is one of the most destructive batsmen in the world and is on his way to become one of the most successful captains in history. No one could have predicted that Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper who won the U-19 World Cup in 2008, would go on to become a modern-day icon.
While most Indian and cricket fans are aware of most of Virat Kohli’s records, there are a handful that stick out and are impossible to break.
We’ve compiled a list of 5 Records Held By Virat Kohli That Will Be Very Hard To Break in this article:

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5 Records Held By Virat Kohli That Will Be Very Hard To Break

5. Only bowler to take a wicket on the 0th ball of his T20 international career:

Virat Kohli is the only bowler in the world to have a wicket without even bowling a ball in T20Is. This occurred in a T20I match in England in 2011. India had batted first and scored 170 runs, while England was falling short of the required run rate in the first seven overs.

MS Dhoni, the captain of the Indian cricket team at the time, threw the ball to Virat Kohli in order to entice the England batsmen to try and play aggressive shots against the part-time bowler, and team India could take a wicket in the process, which is exactly what happened, and the victim was Kevin Pietersen.

Kevin Pietersen took the crease and looked to go after Kohli right away, but Kohli bowled it outside the leg stump. Virat Kohli had taken his first T20 international wicket on the first ball of his career.

4. 973 runs in an IPL season:

Virat Kohli may have been unlucky not to win the IPL trophy after 13 seasons, but he has been one of the most destructive batsmen in this league. While he consistently puts in outstanding performances with the bat, Kohli’s 2016 season has been particularly impressive.
During that season, Virat Kohli’s expertise in the T20 format earned him the ICC World T20 2016 Man of the Tournament award. Virat scored 973 runs with an outstanding average of 81.08. Until that point, no one had ever broken the 900-run barrier.

3. Most centuries in ODI run-chase:

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 15: Virat Kohli of India celebrates after reaching his century during game two of the One Day International series between Australia and India at Adelaide Oval on January 15, 2019 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

The Indian captain has scored 43 ODI hundreds in his career, and his hundreds have resulted in 36 victories for India. That is the most hundreds ever scored by a batsman for his team in a winning cause in 50-over cricket. Not only that, but Virat has 26 ODI centuries while batting second. This is a world record for Virat Kohli, who is second only to Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar, who has 17 centuries in the second innings.

2. Fastest player to score 10,000 ODI runs:

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 25: Virat Kohli of India celebrates hitting the winning runs during the International Twenty20 match between Australia and India at Sydney Cricket Ground on November 25, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Sachin Tendulkar of India was the first player to reach 10,000 ODI runs. Sachin achieved this feat in only 259 innings. Virat Kohli, on the other hand, had other ideas. During the India-West Indies One-Day International (ODI) match in Vizag in 2018, Virat Kohli passed 10,000 ODI runs in only his 205th innings, becoming the fastest to do so.
Aside from that, Virat Kohli is the fastest to reach 8000, 9000, and 11000 ODI runs. Today, Virat needs only 133 runs in the next 60 innings to become the fastest player in history to reach 12,000 runs.

1. 7 double centuries as captains in Tests:

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND – AUGUST 20: India batsman Virat Kohli celebrates reaching his century during day four of the 3rd Test Match between England and India at Trent Bridge on August 20, 2018 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

When Virat Kohli took over as captain, he scored his first double century in first-class cricket. Now, in 2020, Virat has the most double centuries of any Indian cricket team. Aside from that, Virat Kohli holds the record for scoring the most double centuries as the captain of any team. Brian Lara held the previous record with 5 double centuries.

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