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Virat overtakes Gavaskar, Bradman

November 26, 2017 13:40 IST

The guy revises the record books every game.
Rajneesh Gupta gives us the latest numbers on the Indian skipper's awesome exploits on the cricket field.

Virat Kohli

IMAGE: Virat Kohli celebrates his century in the second Test against Sri Lanka in Nagpur, November 26, 2017. Photograph: BCCI

Virat Kohli hit his second successive Test century on day three of the ongoing second Test against Sri Lanka in Nagpur on Sunday, November 26.

 

The hundred in Nagpur is his 12th as captain and he surpassed the legendary Sunil Gavaskar's record of most Test hundreds scored by an Indian captain.

It took Virat 25 fewer innings to overtake the great Gavaskar!

Most hundreds by Indian Captains:

 100sInningsInnings/100
Virat Kohli 12 49 4.08
Sunil Gavaskar 11 74 6.73
Mohammad Azharuddin 9 68 7.56
Sachin Tendulkar 7 43 6.14
M A K 'Tiger' Pataudi 5 73 14.60
Sourav Ganguly 5 75 15.00
M S Dhoni 5 96 19.20

The century in Nagpur is Virat's 10th in all international cricket this year.

He now holds the record of most hundreds scored by a captain in a single year in international cricket, going past South Africa's Graeme Smith and Australia's Ricky Ponting who had nine centuries each.

Most 100s by captains in a single year in international cricket:

 100sInningsInnings/100Year
Virat Kohli 10 50 5.00 2017
Graeme Smith 9 44 4.89 2005
Ricky Ponting 9 58 6.44 2005
Ricky Ponting 9 43 4.78 2006
Brian Lara 7 34 4.86 2003
Mahela Jayawardene 7 47 6.71 2007
Graeme Smith 7 37 5.29 2008
Steve Smith 7 50 7.14 2016

Virat has crossed the 50 run mark as many as 16 times in 31 Tests in which he has captained India.

He has converted 12 of them into a hundred -- that's a staggering conversion percentage of 75.

Among all players who have scored 10 or more hundreds as captains, Virat has the highest conversion rate of fifties to hundreds!

Highest conversion rate of 50s to 100s as captain (At least 10 Test hundreds as captain):

PlayerTestsAll 50+ scores100sConversion Rate
Virat Kohli 31 16 12 75.00
Don Bradman 24 21 14 66.66
Michael Clarke 47 21 14 66.66
Steve Waugh 57 25 15 60.00
Mahela Jayawardene 38 24 14 58.33
Rajneesh Gupta
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