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17 Jun 2017

Kohli reaches yet another milestone

Virat Kohli and his ODI records

After scoring an unbeaten 96 run-innings against Bangladesh in the ongoing Champions Trophy, Virat Kohli reached another milestone of completing 8000 runs in the ODIs and thereby became the fastest player to do so.

In addition to this record, the Indian skipper holds other numerous records to his name. Let us go back in time and have a look at those records.

In context

Virat Kohli and his ODI records

Kohli's career in numbers

Kohli has played 175 innings in 183 ODI matches, and has scored 8008 runs at an average of 54.48. Kohli has hit 27 tons and 42 half-centuries, with the highest score of 183.

Kohli has scored the fastest century by an Indian


Kohli has scored the fastest century by an Indian

In an ODI against Australia at Jaipur, Virat Kohli hit the fastest century by an Indian, reaching 100 runs in just 52 balls.

He went past Virender Sehwag, who had scored the century in 60 deliveries.

Kohli also holds the record of scoring India's third fastest century in 61 balls, which also came against Australia in the same series.

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Fastest to score 1000 runs as ODI Captain

With Kohli taking only 17 innings to reach 1000 runs, he is the fastest captain to do so as an ODI captain, beating South Africa's AB de Villiers, who took 18 innings to achieve the same.

Runs in calendar year

Second batsman to score 1000-plus runs for four consecutive years

Kohli has been India's highest run-scorer in the ODIs every year since 2010.

Apart from that, he is also the second batsman in the world to hold the record of scoring 1000 or more runs in a calendar year for four consecutive years (2011, 2012, 213 and 2014). Sri Lanka's former captain Kumar Sangakkara is the only other player to achieve the feat.

Arjuna Award, ICC Award and many more

Awards and Honours

Arjuna Award, ICC Award and many more

Virat Kohli was conferred with the ICC ODI Player of the Year award in 2012, to become second Indian after MS Dhoni to receive the honour.

Kohli is a winner of BCCI's Polly Umrigar Award for international cricketer for the year 2011-12, 2014-15 and 2015-16.

He also received the Arjuna Award in 2013 and the Padma Shri in 2017 by the Government of India.

25 Jun 2017

Kohli becomes India's most followed celebrity on Facebook

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli has become the most followed Indian celebrity on Facebook with more than 35 million followers. He is also the most followed cricketer in the world.

The Delhite has gone past Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone and even Amitabh Bachchan.

With 42.2 million Facebook followers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the only Indian ahead of Kohli.

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