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Virat Kohli Record List in All Formats

Virat Kohli, the former Indian captain, needs no introduction. He is, after all, the man who sends our cricket-crazy nation into a frenzy every time he steps onto the greens.

If you’re a fan, this article will pique your curiosity about the records the cricketer has achieved in his overall career. 

The Start

Few people know exactly what they want to do when they are young. And Kohli was one of them who expressed an interest in cricket as early as the age of three. In 1998, Virat’s father, Prem Kohli, enrolled him in the West Delhi Cricket Academy when he was nine years old.

Just two weeks into his tutoring, Raj Kumar Sharma found the youngster’s extraordinary performance to be fascinating. At the same time, Kohli started playing matches at the Sumeet Dogra Academy in Delhi.

In 2002-2003, Rajkumar Sharma invited Ashish Nehra to a Polly Umrigar Trophy match, which piqued Kohli’s interest. Before becoming the greatest run-scorer, Virat Kohli played for the Delhi Under-15 squad.

When he was selected captain of India’s U-19 World Cup team, he experienced his first taste of true triumph. At the time, he led the Under-19 squad to victory and lifted the 2008 Under-19 World Cup. In his 15th year of international cricket, he is the second-highest century-maker in the game’s history.

Virat Kohli Records

Test Matches

  • In the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen, Virat Kolhi holds the record for having the most ICC rating points (922).
  • As a captain, Virat Kohli achieved seven double centuries in test matches. He surpassed Brian Lara, a cricket great who had five double centuries as a test captain.
  • Virat Kohli has the most 150+ Test scores as captain (9 times).
  • Under Virat Kohli’s captaincy, India defeated New Zealand by 372 runs in the second Test match of the 2021 series, the highest win in terms of runs in Indian test history.
  • Virat Kohli became the first Indian skipper to win two Boxing Day Tests: Australia vs. India, Melbourne Cricket Ground (2018); South Africa vs. India, Centurion (2021)
  • Virat Kohli’s batting record as a Test captain is as follows: 113 innings; 5,864 runs; 54.80 average; 20 hundreds; and 18 fifties.
  • On March 11, 2023, in the 4th Test match of BGT 2023, Virat Kohli surpassed Brain Lara and became the second player in international cricket history to score the most runs against Australia, trailing only Sachin Tendulkar.


  • Virat Kohli is the only Indian batsman with an ICC ODI rating of 890 points. Sachin Tendulkar had previously received the highest grade of 887 in 1998.
  • The first Indian cricketer to score three consecutive ODI hundreds
  • Virat Kohli is the fastest Indian and second fastest in the world to reach 10, 15, 20, and 25 centuries in ODIs.
  • Virat Kohli scored his 72nd century in the 3rd ODI against Bangladesh on December 10, 2022, surpassing Ricky Ponting’s 71-century mark.
  • The fastest Indian to reach 5000, 6000, and 7000 runs in ODIs.
  • Virat is the fastest player in the world to reach 8000, 9000, 10000, 11000, 12000, and 13000 ODI runs.
  • Rahul Dravid reached 10,000 ODI runs after playing for 10 years and 317 days, whereas Kohli did so after only 10 years and 67 days.
  • Virat Kohli became the fastest batter to reach the 13,000-run mark in ODI runs. The 34-year-old outdid fellow Indian great Sachin Tendulkar (321 innings) by completing the feat in only 267 innings.



  • Virat Kohli became the first player in history to have 50 wins in all three formats.
  • Kohli has played over 500 matches across formats. He became the 4th Indian and 10th International player to achieve this feat.
  • The fastest person in the world to complete 15,000 international runs.
  • Fastest batter in international cricket history to score 17,000 runs (363 innings).
  • Following his outstanding performances in the Asia Cup 2022 and the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, Virat Kohli was named the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for October.
  • Virat Kohli became the only player in history to score three centuries in a row against two different opponents, the West Indies (ODI) and Sri Lanka (Tests), in two different formats.
  • Sachin Tendulkar needed 493 innings to reach 22,000 international runs, whereas Virat Kohli took the fewest innings (462) to reach the mark.
  • Kohli scored 23000 runs with a 50+ average in 490 international appearances, making him the only player to score 20000 runs with a 50+ average.
  • He also became the fastest to 25000 international runs, reaching the milestone in 549 innings.
  • Out of the 77 international hundreds, 29 were accomplished in Test matches, 47 in ODIs, and one in T20Is.

Most Double Centuries by an Indian in Test Cricket 

In 2019, Kohli surpassed Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag as the Indians with the most double centuries in test cricket. In the longest format of the game, Kohli has seven double centuries, while Sachin and Sehwag both have six double tons.

Most Runs in a Single IPL Season

Kohli made 973 runs in the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to help his team reach the tournament’s finals. During the season, he scored four centuries, the most by a player in a single season.

Also Read | Top Records by Virat Kohli in the IPL

How Many Centuries has Virat Kohli Scored in the ODI World Cup?

Virat has participated in three ODI World Cups and five T20 World Cups. He has two ODI World Cup hundreds, one in 2011 and the other in 2015.


National Awards:

  • Arjuna Award, 2013
  • Padma Shri, 2017
  • Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna, 2018

Cricket Awards:

  • Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the Year) in 2017 and 2018
  • ICC One Day International Player of the Year in 2012, 2017, and 2018
  • ICC Test Team of the Year: 2017 (Captain), 2018 (Captain), and 2019 (Captain)
  • ICC One Day International Team of the Year: 2012, 2014, 2016 (Captain), 2017 (Captain), 2018 (Captain), and 2019 (Captain)
  • ICC T20I Team of the Year: 2022
  • The Sir Garfield Sobers Award (ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Decade) 2011-2020
  • ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade 2011-2020

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