5 records which Virat Kohli can break across formats: The Indian captain is on the verge of further improving his numbers across formats.
Since the conclusion of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, India captain Virat Kohli has scored 1,739 runs in 36 matches at an average of 54.34 and a strike rate of 88.36 including four centuries and 10 half-centuries in all the three formats of the game.
Despite a Test average of 52.25, an ODI average of 58.10 and a T20I average of 53.10 since the last World Cup, Kohli was recently under the scanner for not scoring consistently. While most of the criticism was regarding Kohli’s performance in New Zealand, one also has to consider the expectations which people have from him every time he walks out to bat for India.
Kohli, who already has plentiful batting records to his name, is on the verge of achieving some more milestones especially when it comes to batting across formats. Perhaps it is Kohli’s knack of amassing runs across formats which makes him the arguably “most complete” contemporary batsman.
5 records which Virat Kohli can break across formats
Most runs across formats
In 416 matches across formats, Kohli has scored a whopping 21,901 runs at an average of 56.15. At the time of writing this article, the Indian skipper is the eighth-ranked among batsmen with most runs across formats.
There is no hiding to the fact that Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar tops this list with 34,357 runs at an average of 48.52 in 664 international matches.
While Kohli has a long way to go to surpass Tendulkar, he is in vicinity of the batsman above him in the list, i.e., former West Indies captain Brian Lara (22,358). Kohli only needs 458 runs to overdo the West Indian legend and reach the seventh position.