Virat, the run machine Kohli, is a true blessing to Indian Cricket. The man in form is having 16858 international runs under his belt, enough to say who is he. Sheer persistence, consistency, clear class etc. are some vital aspects, which aids Virat in the journey of success. Virat Kohli is the synonym of Passion with Aggression. He is an inspiration for every budding cricketer, all over the globe.
As a result of his master class talent, Cricket is managed to have multiple records of Virat. Let’s take a look at King Kohli’s 24 vital international records as the Fastest…
1) On October 29, 2017, Kohli became the fastest captain to reach 5000 runs in the history of the game (all three formats combined), overtaking Ricky Michael Clarke in the process. While he needed only 93 innings to reach the mark, Clarke took 109 innings to achieve the landmark.
2) Virat is the fastest to reach the landmark of 1000 runs in T20 Internationals. He needed just 27 innings to achieve this feat, 5 knocks less than Kevin Pietersen.
3) On June 15, 2017, Virat Kohli became the fastest to 8000 one-day international runs, breaking the record held by South African skipper AB de Villiers for nearly two years. De Villiers, one of the most destructive batsmen in modern-day cricket, reached the feat in 182 innings during a match against New Zealand in Durban on August 26, 2015. Kohli bettered that by a significant margin, taking only 175 innings.
4) On October 29, 2017, Virat Kohli became the fastest player to score 9000 ODI runs during the 3rd ODI against New Zealand in Kanpur. It took Kohli 194 innings to achieve the feat. He broke the record of his Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate AB de Villiers who took 205 innings to reach 9000 ODI runs.
5) Virat Kohli is the quickest to score 20 hundred as captain across all formats, in only 93 innings. Ponting took 164 innings and Smith 227 to score 20 centuries as skipper.
6)499: Days between Virat Kohli’s first and sixth double century is the shortest span in terms of days. He broke Don Bradman’s record of 581 days.
7) Rahul Dravid previously held the record for being the quickest to get to 9,000 runs from ODI debut and was also the only player to have got to the mark within a decade of their debut. However, Kohli broke Dravid’s record of 9 years and 322 days and also became only the second player to have breached the mark inside a decade from their ODI debut.
8) Virat Kohli is the quickest to score 20 hundred as captain across all formats, in only 93 innings. Ponting took 164 innings and Smith 227 to score 20 centuries as skipper.