In the year 2008, Virat Kohli made his big debut for the senior national side against India. His brilliant performance got him space in the regular squad team and soon earned himself a spot in ICC World Cup in the year 2011, it was the same year when he made his debut in the test series. And in the very next year he was appointed as the Vice-Captain of the ODI series team. Mahendar Singh Dhoni, in the year 2017 stepped down from his ODI Captain position and Virat Kohli was passed on the title.
Virat Kohli, cricketer of Indian team has made the country proud with his striking performance on field. In this article we will be discussing about some of his strong achievements. Check out the list below;
He has scored the most runs in IPL cricket
Virat Kohli is one of the most prolific batsmen in the Indian Premier League held. In total, Virat Kohli has played 177 games and has scored 5412 runs in 169 innings at an average rate of 37.84 and at a strike rate of 131.61. As per the latest reports issued for March 2020, he is the top run scorer in IPL cricket matches.
Virat Kohli is the most successful Indian captain in the test matches
Post retirement of MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli has been a very much successful captain for the team India. Earlier India were ranked no.7 in the ICC rankings and with Kohli’s captaincy India become the NO.1 ranked Test Team in the world in the year 2016. Since then India has successfully retained its position in the ICC rankings. In terms of wins, Virat is the 5th most successful caption is the history of Test series and the most successful Indian captain.
He has achieved the highest ever ICC Test Rating by an Indian Batsman
As of March 2020 reports, Virat Kohli has scored 7240 runs in 86 test matches and 145 innings at an average of 53.62. After Joe root and David Warner, Virat Kohli is the third name on the list of most runs. After Aaron Finch of Australia, his highest T20I ratings of 897 is the second highest one.
With his tremendous performances Virat Kohli has been honored with numerous prestigious awards which includes the Arjuna Award in 2013, Padma Shri in 2017 and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2018.