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2,277 runs +: Can Virat overtake Sachin and Dravid in 2016?

Last updated on: November 20, 2016 17:22 IST

Rajneesh Gupta marvels at Captain Magnificent's Magic Year.

The Amazing Virat Kohli 
 

What a great year Virat Kohli is having!

He had a phenomenal World T20, followed it with a grand IPL, got his first double hundred in Tests, then got another.

His ODI numbers are as impressive as ever.

In all he has aggregated 2,277 runs this year, add to this his 973 runs in the IPL and he has more than 3,000 runs on his name!

Virat, in 2016

  Matches Runs Average 100s
Tests 9 897 69.00 3
ODIs 10 739 92.37 3
T20Is 15 641 106.83 0
All international cricket 34 2,277 84.33 6
IPL 16 973 81.08 4
All competitive cricket 50 3,250 83.33 10

 

 

Most successful Indian players in a calendar year (across all formats of international cricket).

With three more Tests against England, Virat has the opportunity to end at the top!

 

Most runs by Indian batsmen in international cricket in a calendar year

 MtsRunsTop ScoreAvg10050Year
Rahul Dravid 53 2,626 190 46.89 10 9 1999
Sourav Ganguly 51 2,580 183 47.77 6 17 1999
Sachin Tendulkar 39 2,541 177 68.67 12 8 1998
Virender Sehwag 33 2,355 319 52.33 4 14 2008
Virat Kohli 38 2,286 169 55.75 8 12 2014
Virat Kohli 34 2,277 211 84.33 6 12 2016
Rahul Dravid 44 2,270 217 54.04 6 12 2002
Gautam Gambhir 36 2,262 206 55.17 6 13 2008
Sachin Tendulkar 40 2,234 177 49.64 8 11 1996
Sourav Ganguly 40 2,226 239 50.59 3 15 2007

Rajneesh Gupta
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