When Virat Kohli ruled the T20 Cricket in 2016!

2016 was a dream year for Virat Kohli.

To be honest, he is breaking his own feats every year himself. Even then, his T20 performances, that year (2016), had been phenomenal.


He was being at his best in 2016. Every column of his stats table looked brilliant that year. Here are few highlights from the above table:

Even though Virat didn’t score a hundred that year, he scored 7 50+ scores in 2016 – breaking the record for the most fifties in T20I in a calendar year. Few players broke his record in later years, but the number of innings he took to score 7 fifties is still unmatched.

He also broke the record for most runs in a calendar year in T20 Internationals, which Mohammad Rizwan of Pakistan now holds for scoring 1326 runs in 2021.

That year, he averaged a freaky 106.83, the record to which he holds on till now.

Related: A Complete look into Virat Kohli’s T20I stats

Virat Kohli in 2016 T20 World Cup

To remind you, 2016 was the year of World T20s, and India made it to the finals, in which they lost against Sri Lanka.

Virat averaged 136.50 in 5 innings he played in that tournament, with 3 50+ scores.

He scored 273 runs in 186 balls he faced in World T20, 2016, which ranks among the top 5 performances by a batsman in a single edition of T20 WC.

Freaked out? then you should have a look at his IPL Performance in the same year (2016) to completely blown out!

Virat Kohli IPL Record in 2016

Virat Kohli IPL Stats 2016
Virat Kohli IPL Stats 2016

The tag, Most Centuries in a single IPL edition belongs to him now.

He has never scored an IPL Century before 2016, and he came up with 4 that year. Dream year, right?!?

Related: 5 Insane Virat Kohli IPL records, he still holds

The Wrap

As told before, 2016 to Virat Kohli was a dream year for Virat Kohli. It was like Sachin Tendulkar in 1998 and Mohammad Yousuf in 2006.

The former Indian captain made it more special by averaging 92.35 in ODIs and scoring 3 double centuries in Test cricket the same year.

It was also Virat Kohli’s first 2500+ runs year in International cricket. He scored 2500+ in 2017 and 2018, too, becoming the first-ever player in cricket history to score 2500+ in a calendar year thrice. Please read all about it here.

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