Top 5 records of Virat Kohli that are too good to be broken

Virat Kohli has cemented his place in the annals of cricket history by becoming the batter with the most centuries in ODIs. With this remarkable achievement, let's delve into the top 5 records of Virat Kohli that stand the test of time.

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Virat Kohli is in the 16th year of his International career and when the young impulsive lad from Delhi came to the forefront with his in-your-face attitude, who would have thought that he would one day become one of the most celebrated cricketers not only in India but around the world.

Once pranked by his teammates to touch the feet of his idol the great Sachin Tendulkar as a ritual wherever someone enters the Indian dressing room to break his idol’s record of the most number of centuries in ODIs, the Delhi lad has carved a legacy for himself that will inspire millions of budding cricketers all around the globe.

In his 15 years of International Cricket, Virat Kohli has broken several records, and this historic accolade of becoming the batter with the most number of ODI hundreds will add one more feather to Virat Kohli’s cap. While some records might get broken some of them might not and will etched in the annals of cricketing history. Let’s take a look at some of these records:

1. 26 ODI centuries while chasing

Virat Kohli is the maestro of modern-day batting and has a knack for chasing down totals for fun and that’s why he is called the chase master. Out of the 50 centuries he has hit so far, 27 have come while chasing. If we compare it with Sachin Tendulkar, he has 17 centuries to his name while chasing which keeps Virat ahead of the master blaster by a mile.

2. Most number of double centuries as Test Captain

Virat Kohli is one of the few players whose batting was not affected by captaincy pressure instead the added responsibility fueled Virat’s batting to greater heights and the Adelaide innings against Australia in a losing cause in the fourth innings is a prime example of it.

Virat Kohli has achieved a remarkable seven double centuries as the captain of the Indian cricket team, a record that may remain unmatched. Those surpassing him in this elite category are legendary players such as Don Bradman (12), Kumar Sangakkara (11), and Brian Lara (9). Kohli's seven double centuries place him comfortably ahead of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, both of whom secured six double centuries each.

3. A perfect guide for long partnerships

Virat Kohli possesses a noteworthy record of participating in 14 partnerships exceeding 200 runs. In five of these instances, he teamed up with Rohit Sharma, establishing the highest count for any pair in the format.

We all are aware of his prowess of playing a long innings while chasing but the recent 200-run stand with KL Rahul that the modern great can bat long in any phase of the match. In a close second, Rohit himself claims the second spot on this leaderboard, being part of ten double-century stands.

4. Most no. of IPL runs in one season

In the 2016 IPL season, Virat Kohli stood out with exceptional batting performances, even though his team, RCB, couldn't secure the title. Kohli showcased remarkable prowess by amassing a staggering 973 runs in 16 matches, achieving an impressive record of four centuries and seven half-centuries. His century against Punjab Kings formerly called Kings XI Punjab in a rain-curtailed match despite dealing with a split webbing is part of IPL folklore.

5. Highest batting average as the captain of India

Virat Kohli has significantly transformed the landscape of Indian cricket on multiple fronts. He introduced an era marked by fitness, a relentless pursuit of success, and excellence in overseas conditions.

As one of India's most distinguished captains, Kohli has left an indelible mark with the bat. His batting average is truly extraordinary, standing at an impressive 72.65 across 95 matches, where he accumulated a total of 5,449 runs.

Comparatively, MS Dhoni amassed 6,641 runs with a notable average of 53.5 in 200 matches, while Sourav Ganguly secured 5,104 runs over 147 matches, maintaining a batting average of 38.66.

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