This Year, 2017 has been wonderful for the Indian Captain, Virat Kohli as he has scored 1460 Runs so far. This let him breaking the 10 Years Old Record of Ricky Ponting – The Most Runs in a Calendar Year by a Captain. With him rested for the upcoming Sri Lankan ODI Series, his ODI adventures comes to halt for this year.
Virat Kohli’s 32nd ODI Century against New Zealand at Green Park has put him only behind Sachin Tendulkar’s pride of 49 Centuries in ODI. Ricky Ponting with 30 Centuries is at the 3rd position now.
Virat Kohli is already holds the record for ⇒⇒ Most Runs in ODI in 2017 ⇐⇐
Most Runs in a Calendar Year as Captain
Virat Kohli has managed 1460 runs (ave. 76.84) in 26 matches this year.
Thereby surpassing the record of 1268 runs (ave.43.72) in 37 matches by Mohammad Azharuddin in 1998.
Virat became the first Indian skipper to amass 1300 runs or more in a calendar year in ODIs.
Also, Kohli is now the Captain with Most Runs in a Year – 1460 followed by
- ⇒ Ricky Ponting in 2007: 1424 (100s: 5 ; 50s: 8)
- ⇒ Misbah Ul Haq in 2013: 1373 (100s: 0 ; 50s: 15)
Most Number of ODI Centuries in a year as an Indian Captain
Also, Virat has come up with his 6th ODI Century in 2017.
Thereby breaking Sourav Ganguly’s record of Most Number of ODI Centuries in a year as an Indian Captain. Ganguly had scored 5 ODI Centuries in the year 2000 being the Indian Captain.
As a Batsman, he is 3 Short of Sachin’s 9 Centuries in the year 1998. Ganguly & Warner has got 7 Centuries in the years 2000 & 2016 respectively.
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Virat Kohli 1000 ODI Runs against New Zealand
Kohli has taken just 17 innings to complete 1,000 runs vs New Zealand in ODIs.
Thereby the quickest to this milestone by any player against New Zealand in ODIs, surpassing the 19 innings taken by Australia’s Dean Jones.
Now Virat Kohli has 1000+ Runs against 4 Countries. (Australia, Sri Lanka, West Indies & New Zealand)
His Total Score against New Zealand in ODI is 1154 at 72.13 including 5 Hundredss and 6 Fifities. Out of these Four Centuries against New Zealand, 2 went in a losing situation including today.
Check Other Records on Virat Kohli’s Career
- Who is the Best Finisher in ODI Cricket? | Batting Records while Chasing
- Virat Kohli Captaincy Record in Tests – A Statistical Comparison on Indian Test Captains
- 5 Reasons why Virat Kohli is the Captain India needs
- Complete Batting Records of Virat Kohli in T20