Remember, back in the year 2006, when an 18-year-old Delhi boy stepped out to support his team playing in the Ranji Trophy right after the demise of his father? Well, today, 12 years later we know that dedicated young cricketer as the King of Indian Cricket Team, “King Kohli.”
The Indian Captain was playing 40 overnight when he lost his father but rather than crying over his loss and leaving his team hanging in the tournament, the player chose to abide by sportsman spirit and was seen walking to the ground the next day. The player in an interview even mentioned that the event shaped him as a better and a stronger person, it is the reason that made him the person he is today.
Well, from playing for the U-19 team to handling the rein of Men in Blue, Cheeku, as he is nicknamed, has come a long way in his journey of struggles, achievements, and honors. The legend throughout his journey as a cricketer has baffled people with his record-breaking performances, the player holds plenty of records registered under his name, let’s take a look at few of the most important records of his life.
- Virat “King” Kohli is the fastest players in the world to score 1,000, 8,000; 9,000 & 10,000 runs in the ODI format of the game. The recent achievement of the player, fastest 10,000 runs in ODI was attained in just 205 innings, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar as the number who completed his 10,000 runs in 259 innings
- He is recognized as the fastest man alive in the world cricket history to score 15000 runs in international matches
- He is ranked as the ICC no.1 batsman in ODI, and Test formats of the game & stands at the number 13 in the shortest formats of the game, i.e., the T20 format
- He is recognized to have the highest historic ratings given to any Indian Batsman by ICC with 937 points, 911 points and 897 points in the Test, ODI and T20 format of the game, respectively.
- Virat in known as the fastest batsman in the world cricket history to have reached 30 and 35 centuries in the ODI format of the game
- He is known as the only player to have an average of more than 50 in all three formats of the game, i.e., Tests, ODI, and T20
- Virat holds the Most ODI runs by an Indian Cricketer record, consecutively for 5 years which is from the year 2010 to the year 2014
- Virat Kohli has been awarded with the Arjuna award, Padma Shri and Rajeev Gandhi Khel Ratna Awards for his mind-boggling and hard-hitting performance on the field
Well, the list is supposed to go on and on as the player has achieved so much in his cricket career and all of his achievements cannot be summarized on a single page. So, from here we will take your leave, wishing King Kohli a very happy birthday. Let see how many more records the legend is set to break, till then stay tuned for more cricket updates.