05 Nov 2018
#HappyBirthdayKohli: Here're records he could break next
Virat Kohli's genius of bringing his A game, every time he sets on the field, is quite remarkable.
The Indian skipper, who turned 30 today, has made breaking records his habit.
Kohli has already scripted several unbreakable records across all formats.
On his birthday, we take a look at the milestones that Kohli could achieve in the next couple of years.
Kohli can captain India in the most number of Tests
Kohli has captained India in 42 Tests till now. Out of them, he has won 24 making his win/record ratio to be one of the best.
He is set to surpass Mohammad Azharuddin (47), Sunil Gavaskar (47) and Sourav Ganguly (49) for the most Tests captained by an Indian.
MS Dhoni (60) tops the list, but we expect Virat to overcome him as well.
Kohli could score the most number of ODI tons
Kohli, recently, struck three successive ODI centuries in the series against West Indies, which India won by a 3-1 margin.
He has already amassed 38 ODI tons and is only behind Sachin Tendulkar (49).
Kohli needs 11 to equal Sachin and 12 to surpass him.
By 2019, pundits think he can get past Tendulkar as India are set to play many ODI games.
Kohli set to go past Dhoni for most Test wins
In terms of most Test matches won by an Indian captain, MS Dhoni is currently the leader with 27 Test wins to his name.
Dhoni also has a winning percentage of 45.00.
Kohli has amassed 24 Test wins already and is just 4 victories away from equaling Dhoni.
With the Test Championship starting next year, expect Kohli to break MSD's record by 2019.
Kohli could surpass Sachin for most tons against a nation
Kohli has 6 Test tons and 5 ODI centuries against Australia. He has enjoyed a lot of success against the Aussies.
With 11 tons to his name across the two formats, he is 10 shy of surpassing Sachin Tendulkar (20) for the most tons against a single nation.
India face Aussies next in a full fledged series.
Expect Kohli to get nearer to Sachin.
Kohli in line for most Man of the Match awards
Sachin Tendulkar amassed the most number of Man of the Match awards in his career (76).
Kohli has bagged 48 awards across all three formats.
He needs 29 awards more to go past Tendulkar.
The rate at which he is playing, he can definitely break this record.