Virat Kohli Birthday Special: From Beginning to Becoming the King of Cricket, A Look at His Groundbreaking Records

Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli, who is regarded as one of the finest batsmen in the world, is celebrating his 32nd birthday today on 5 November. Kohli is currently in UAE, playing IPL where his team will be playing against SRH on November 6.

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Virat Kohli was born on 5 November 1988 in a middle-class family. He is originally from Katni in Madhya Pradesh (MP). Kohli’s grandfather had come to Katni at the time of Partition. But Virat’s father Prem Kohli moved to Delhi with the family, and since then, they have been living in Delhi.

Virat Kohli is the second youngest cricketer to lead the team in the Deodhar Trophy final after Shubman Gill. He led the northern region in the finals of the 2009–10 Season, at the age of 21 years and 124 days.

Virat Kohli broke the Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara record of making the fastest 20,000 international runs in a decade. The 31-year-old Kohli achieved this feat in the West Indies tour of India. The Indian captain achieved this record in the third ODI of the series against the host team. He scored 114 not out from 99 balls.

Indian Skipper Kohli is also the fastest batsman in the world to complete 10,000 ODI runs. Kohli achieved this record in 2018 when he scored an unbeaten 157 against the West Indies. To make this record, he played 205 innings whereas Sachin Tendulkar took 259 innings to reach 10,000 ODI runs.

Indian Skipper Kohli is the first player to score three consecutive centuries in ODIs against two teams. Kohli scored 133, 108, and 106 against Sri Lanka between February 2012 and July 2012. He Scored 140, 157 and 107 against the West Indies in 2018.

Kohli has scored the most runs in a calendar year as a captain. This right-handed batsman scored 1460 runs in 2017. During this, he batted in 26 ODIs at an average of 75. The previous record was made by Australian captain Ricky Ponting, who scored 1,424 runs in 2007

Virat Kohli became the first captain to score five consecutive fifties in the world cup, despite loss in the semi-final of the World Cup 2019. He scored 82, 77, 67, and 72 against Australia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and West Indies.

Virat Kohli is the first Indian Test captain to score 1000 runs in three consecutive calendar years. Kohli scored 1215 runs in 2016, 1059 runs in 2017, and 1322 runs in 2018.

Virat Kohli scored more than 20,000 runs at an average of over 50 in all formats -Test matches, One Day International, and T-20 matches.

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