The right handed cricket erudite, Virat Kohli has a knack of scoring runs. Day by day, match by match, he only gets better. Anointed as the best batsman of the current era, he keeps breaking records. Gracing the blue jersey for the 200th time, Indian skipper made his landmark ODI memorable after he broke a series of records. Virat Kohli notched up a vigil ton against the Kiwis as he smashed 121 (125) runs. Despite ending on a losing cause, it was a day to remember for the run-machine of India. The records that Kohli holds will keep on increasing day by day. But we list the records broken yesterday in Virat Kohli’s 200th ODI.
Records Broken During Virat Kohli’s 200th ODI
- 31 ODI centuries-the second highest of all time.
The Indian skipper, notched up his 31st ODI century to reach the number two spot in the tally of ODI hundreds. Kohli went past the Aussie great Ricky Ponting(30 centuries).
2. Most runs by an Indian skipper in a calendar year.
With 1318 runs in 24 innings, Kohli broke Azhar’s record of 1268 runs(1998). Azhar smashed 3 tons and 8 fifties in 1998 while Kohli has slammed 5 hundreds and 7 fifties this year.
3. Fastest to 31 ODI centuries
Virat Kohli-192 innings
Sachin Tendulkar- 271 innings.
4. Quickest to 1000 runs v/s NewZealand
Virat Kohli-17 innings
Dean Jones- 19 innings
Virender Sehwag- 21 innings
5. Most ODI hundreds after 200 matches.
Virat Kohli- 31
Hashim Amla-26(158 matches)
Ab de Villiers-24
Sachin Tendulkar/Sourav Ganguly-18
6.Most runs after 200 ODIs.
Virat Kohli- 8888 runs
AB De Villiers -8621 runs
Saurav Ganguly 7747 runs
Desmond Haynes -7445 runs
Brian Lara- 7370 runs
Sachin Tendulkar- 7305 runs