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Virat breaks one record after another

October 30, 2017 08:30 IST

Rajneesh Gupta gives us all the numbers to tell us how the Indian skipper creates new record after record.

Virat Kohli

IMAGE: Virat Kohli celebrates his century in Kanpur, October 29, 2017. Photograph: BCCI

Virat Kohli continues to create one record after another.

 

Sunday's final ODI against New Zealand in Kanpur was a memorable one for the Indian skipper as he went past the 9,000 run mark in ODIs.

And by taking just 194 innings to get there, he became the quickest in the history of the game to achieve the landmark.

Kohli holds most of the records for each progressive milestone of 1,000 runs for India.

Quickest Indians to each batting landmark

LandmarkPlayerRecord
1000 runs Virat Kohli/Shikhar Dhawan  
2,000 runs Shikhar Dhawan  
3,000 runs Shikhar Dhawan  
4000 runs Virat Kohli  
5,000 runs Virat Kohli  
6000 runs Virat Kohli  
7,000 runs Virat Kohli  
8,000 runs Virat Kohli (world record)
9,000 runs Virat Kohli (world record)

Kohli aggregates 1,460 runs in ODIs in 2017. His run tally is now the highest for any captain in a calendar year.

Australia's Ricky Ponting held the previous record.

Kohli's six hundreds are also the most by a captain in a calendar year, beating the record of five centuries by Sourav Ganguly and Ricky Ponting.

Most runs by a captain in ODIs in a calendar year

PlayerYearMtsRunsHsAvgSR100s
Virat Kohli 2017 26 1,460 131 76.84 99.11 6
Ricky Ponting 2007 27 1,424 134* 79.11 91.69 5
Misbah-ul Haq 2013 34 1373 96* 54.92 73.54 0
M Azharuddin 1998 37 1,268 153* 43.72 76.57 3
Angelo Mathews 2014 32 1,244 139* 62.20 89.43 1
Sourav Ganguly 2000 25 1,223 144 58.23 83.70 5
Sanath Jayasuriya 2001 33 1,202 107 37.56 83.24 2
M S Dhoni 2009 29 1,198 124 70.47 85.57 2
Ricky Ponting 2009 29 1,198 126 42.78 81.11 2

Kohli also completed 5,000 runs as captain in international cricket -- Tests, ODIs and T20Is combined.

By taking only 93 innings, Kohli became the fastest to reach this mark among captains.

Fastest to 5,000 runs as captain in international cricket

PlayerInns
Virat Kohli 93
Michael Clarke 109
A B de Villiers 110
Greg Chappell 112
Graeme Smith 113
Brian Lara 116
Mahela Jayawardene 121
Clive Lloyd 123
Inzamam-ul Haq 123
Rajneesh Gupta
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