Virat Kohli had a poor run of form in the past few months but he finally made an impact against West Indies, first by nothching up a fifty in the 2nd ODI and then following it up with a brilliant century in the 4th ODI. With World Cup just months away, Virat Kohli could not have timed it better. In the past few years, he was the backbone of Indian batting and this performace would have brought smiles to many fans of his.
During this innings of his, Kohli has made some records. Here is a list of them –
1 – This century was Kohli’s 20th ODI century and he now shares the 6th spot with Pakistan’s Saeed Anwar in the list of players with maximum ODI tons.He is also the fastest player (in terms of matches) to reach this feat.
3 – Among the currently playing ones, only Chris Gayle has more ODI centuries than Virat Kohli, with Gayle having just 1 more century than Kohli. Kumar Sangakkara is just 1 behind him.
4 – Kohli now has 4th highest batting average at Number 3 in International matches , with his average being 50.63. Viv Richarrds leads the table with 59.85, followed by Hashim Amla and Brian Lara.
5 – Kohli (5063) became the 2nd Indian after Dravid (14555) to pass 5000 International runs batting at No. 3 position . He is 16th overall in International cricket.
6 – Virat Kohli has scored 1000+ ODI runs against 2 teams , Sri Lanka( 1527 runs) and against West Indies (1110 runs ).
7 – Virat Kohli and Michael Bevan are the only player in ODI history with batting average 50+ at home and away from home (minimum 50 innings)