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Virat Kohli Birthday: Here’re 31 insane records of the 31-year-old!

The run machine. The chase master. The record-breaker, Virat Kohli turned 31 today!

Born on November 5, 1988, the Delhi-based batsman climbed the ascent of his career on the back of consistency and a never-ending thirst for runs. Having made his international debut against Sri Lanka in 2008, a 19-year-old Kohli was already a revered figure in the line-up, having led the U-19 squad to the World Cup title. And that, in itself, was a big thing, with the famed Indian batting line-up already stacked up with the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Sehwag, Dravid and Yuvraj Singh.

Eleven years after donning the Indian jersey for the first time, King Kohli, as he is popularly known, has broken every possible record, surpassing several batting legends on his way. Although a trophy has still eluded him (as a captain), Virat is only a handful knocks away from equalling Sachin Tendulkar’s seemingly impossible records.

On his 31st birthday, here are the 31 records that Virat Kohli holds:

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Virat Kohli Records

  1. The only player to have 50+ average in all the three formats of the game – Test (54.77), ODI (60.31), T20 (50.00)
  2. Only player (with 5000+ runs) to have an ODI average of over 60
  3. Highest ODI average as captain (Min 10 ODIs) – 80.00
  4. Most T20 runs scored by an Indian – 8556
  5. Highest run-scorer for India in ODIs on 5 occasions (years) – 2010,2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014
  6. Most IPL runs – 5412
  7. Most centuries in second innings in ODIs – 26
  8. Fastest to reach 20,000 international runs – 416 innings
  9. Fastest to reach 15,000 international runs – 333 innings
  10. Fastest to reach 10,000 ODI runs – 205 innings
  11. Top Indian ODI run-scorer for 5 successive years – 2010 to 2014
  12. 1st cricketer to score 20,000 international runs in a decade
  13.  Fastest to reach 1,000 ODI runs in a calendar year (2018) – 11 innings
  14. 2-time ICC Cricketer of the year – 2017, 2018
  15. First to score centuries in 3 consecutive ODI innings against two opponents – West Indies and Sri Lanka
  16.  Most ODI runs in a year, as a captain (2017) – 1460
  17. The first captain to hit 5 consecutive World Cup half-centuries
  18. Most number of 150-plus scores as a test captain – 10
  19. The highest Test cricket score by an Indian captain – 254* (vs South Africa)
  20. The first captain to score 200 runs across two innings of a Test match on 10 occasions
  21. First test captain to hit 1,000 runs in 3 successive calendar years – 2016, 2017 and 2018
  22. First Indian to hit 7 double hundreds in test cricket
  23. Most runs in a single season of IPL (2016) – 973
  24. Most Test wins as captain for India – 31
  25. Most double-century partnerships with a single batting partner (Rohit Sharma) – 4
  26. First batsman to score 3 double centuries, two years in a row
  27. The only player to score 15000+ Runs at an average of over 50
  28. Most runs scored by an Indian captain in Tests – 4968
  29. Instances of scoring 300+ runs in a bilateral ODI series – 6
  30. The first captain to hit 6 ODI hundreds in a calendar year (2017
  31. Most runs at a venue in T20 cricket – 2762 runs at Chinnaswamy Stadium)
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