Virat Kohli Cricket Career Stats: 11 Years of Virat Kohli in International Cricket

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Virat Kohli Cricket Career Stats – No batsman from the current generation would have made an impact in just 11 years of their International Cricket career. It is only Virat Kohli who has done some incredible things which no other batsman in the world would have thought of.

Virat Kohli has a special name in International Cricket and that is only because of his phenomenal batting display all round the world. Kohli is an all 3 formats player and due to that, he is also termed as ‘the next Sachin Tendulkar of Indian Cricket’.

virat kohli cricket career stats

Since Virat Kohli’s debut in his International career in August 2008 against Sri Lanka, he has not just been a name, but an emotion for the country. Whether he plays for RCB or India, the chant of Kohli doesn’t stop. He is the best batsman of the Indian Team right now and is also a good captain who always tries to lead his team from the front.

Virat Kohli Cricket Career Stats

Even though Virat didn’t start his International Cricket career well, but now, he is called ‘the run machine of India’. Now, over the years, King Kohli has established himself as a prolific batsman and that too across all the 3 formats.

Virat Kohli Cricket Career Stats – On completion of VK’s 11 glorious years in International Cricket, we bring to you ‘Top Records made by the King of International Cricket’ – Virat Kohli cricket career runs

  • Virat Kohli is the first and only batsman to score 20k runs in International Cricket. He achieved this feat during India’s tour of West Indies. In the 3rd and the final One Day International of the series, Kohli smashed 114 runs and thus became the only cricketer to score 20,000 runs in a single decade. Former Aussie skipper Ricky Pointing is the second on this list. Punter scored 18, 962 runs in a single decade of the 2000s era.
  • Virat Kohli is also the fastest to score 10,000 runs in International Cricket. He again achieved this feat against West Indies where he smashed an unbeaten 157 runs in 2018. Kohli took just 205 innings to score 10k runs and thus, he surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s feat. The Master blaster took 259 innings to score that many runs. Kohli achieved the landmark of scoring 10,000 runs in just 10 years and also broke the ‘Record of The Wall, Rahul Dravid’. Kohli scored 10,000 ODI runs in 10 years and 68 days whereas Dravid took 10 years and 317 days to achieve this feat.
  • Virat Kohli scored 1000 runs in a year. The skipper had a record of scoring the fastest 1000 runs in ODIs in the 2018 calendar year. VK scored those runs in just 11 ODI innings and by doing so, he also broke Hashim Amla’s record who took 15 innings to achieve this feat.

Virat Kohli Cricket Career Stats

  • In January 2019, skipper Virat Kohli bagged the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC Cricketer of the year for the second time in a row. He also won the ICC ODI and the Test player of the year. Virat Kohli became the first and the only cricket player to earn these three awards in ICC events.
  • Kohli scored 3 centuries, each against two opponents. The batting supremo did this against West Indies and Sri Lanka and thus, he became the only player to score 3 back to back tons against two opponents. Between 2012 February to July 2012, Kohli scored an unbeaten 133 runs, 106 and 108 against the Lankan Tigers while against The Windies in 2018 October, VK smashed an unbeaten 157 runs, 140 runs, and 107 runs.

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  • In the year 2017, Virat scored the most runs as the skipper of the Indian Team. In 26 One Day International matches, Kohli scored 1460 runs at an average of over 75. He also overtook the Aussie great skipper Ricky Pointing. In 2007, Punter had amassed 1424 runs to his name.

Virat Kohli Cricket Career Stats

  • In the 2019 ODI world cup, Virat Kohli scored 4 back to back half-centuries and became the first skipper to score 4 fifties in a world cup event. He scored 82 against Australia, 77 against Pakistan, 67 against Afghanistan and 77 against West Indies.
  • As a test captain Virat Kohli has also managed to score 1000 runs in three back to back years. He is the first Indian to achieve this feat. In 2016, VK scored 1059 runs, in 2017, 1322 runs and in 2018, Virat hammered 1215 runs to his name.

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  • Kohli has also scored most double tons as a skipper in test cricket. The batting maestro, Virat Kohli has six double centuries to his name. The last double ton he scored was against Sri Lanka in 2017 December. By doing so, VK broke another record of the great master, Brain Lara of the most double centuries as the test skipper.

Virat Kohli Cricket Career Stats

  • In the IPL too, Kohli has not been behind. The RCB skipper has scored the most runs in a single edition of the Indian Premier League. Kohli had a superb 2016 IPL season where he scored 973 runs. He had 11 half-centuries to his name and 4 of them were converted to tons. He also holds the record for scoring the most 100s in a single edition of the Indian Premier League season.

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