During India’s second Test of the two-match series against the West Indies in Trinidad, Virat Kohli achieved yet another milestone in international cricket. As Kohli played his 500th international game, he joined the ranks of players like Sachin Tendulkar, Mahela Jayawardena, Kumar Sangakkara, Sanath Jayasuriya, Ricky Ponting, MS Dhoni, Shahid Afridi, Ms. Dhoni, and Rahul Dravid, who have all played more than 500 games internationally. Scroll down to read more details about Virat Kohli Enters India’s Great Elite List With 500th Game.
Virat Kohli Enters India’s Great Elite List With 500th Game
Virat has cemented his reputation as a sporting superstar ever since making his international debut in 2008. Cricket fans were aware that the under-19 World Cup champion captain was bound for stardom, but the way he broke numerous records in the 2010s was unique in the sport. Few athletes can match Virat’s 2010 heyday, which earned him the title of “ICC Men’s Player of the Decade.”
Virat has played 110 Test matches for India and amassed 8,555 runs at an average of 48.88 over those matches. In his career, he has amassed 28 centuries and 29 half-centuries, with a top score of 254*. He is one of the greatest Test players of the contemporary era and India’s fifth-highest run scorer ever.
Having scored seven in total, Virat is the Indian batsman with the most double centuries. Don Bradman, a legend in Australia, has scored 12 double tons, which is the highest to date.
Virat Kohli’s Performance In Test Series
One of India’s greatest success stories is its Test skipper, Virat. He commanded India in 68 tests. Virat has won 40 of them, lost just 17 of them, and drawn 11 others. He is one of India’s top Test captains, with a win percentage of 58.82. His accomplishments as Test captain include winning three ICC World Test Championship matches, becoming the first Indian captain to defeat Australia in a series, and developing a world-class pace attack.
The 34-year-old’s test record against the West Indies is strong. He has 898 runs at an average of 44.90 in 15 games. His highest score was 200. He also has two centuries and six fifties. In the Windies, he has not performed at his best. He has 539 runs at an average of 38.50 in 10 Caribbean Test matches.
The seasoned batter has amassed the most runs in T20I format history. He has 4,008 runs at an average of 52.73 in 115 games. In the format, he has one century and 37 fifties, with a high score of 122*. He has the most of any player, he also has 38 scores of fifty or above.