Whenever run machine Virat Kohli wields a bat he creates or breaks a record. Today, he has broken another record and that too of a cricketing giant – Rahul Dravid.
In the ongoing 3rd Test match against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Kohli overtook Dravid in the list of most runs scored by an Indian in a calendar year in overseas conditions.
Kohli surpassed Dravid’s 1137 runs in overseas Tests which he had scored back in 2002. Mohinder Amarnath is third on the list after Dravid. He had scored 1065 runs in 1983.
However, the Indian captain missed his 26th Test century. He was on 82 when he was caught by Aaron Finch at the third man of an unlike-Kohli shot off Mitchell Stark.
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This is the third time Kohli was dismissed in the ’80s in Test matches. However, this knock made him the captain with the third highest score at the MCG.
Virat Kohli: The Records
Virat needs 1 century in Australia to go past the legend, Sachin Tendulkar. Both have 6 tons Down Under. With one more century, Kohli will equal Tendulkar’s 1998 record of 12 international centuries in a calendar year. Kohli has scored 5 Test centuries and 6 ODI ones this year.
2018 has been nothing less than magnificent for Kohli. The Indian captain became the fastest to score 10,000 ODI runs and 2000 T20I runs.
The modern-day great completed 1000 runs in a calendar year six times (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017 and 2018). This year, he became the quickest to score 1000 ODI runs in a calendar year as he managed the feat in just 11 innings and surpassed the record held jointly by him and Hashim Amla with 15.
He was unbelievable in England this year. He amassed 593 runs in the 5 Test match series. In South Africa too scored 286 in three Tests.
With a win, each in South Africa, England and now Australia, Virat Kohli became the only Asian captain to achieve this surreal feat.
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