first_imgHappy birthday, Virat Kohli!Virat Kohli is celebrating his 30th birthday today. The poster boy of Indian cricket continues to entertain, break records at will and set examples for others.In the last one year — from November 5, 2017 to November 5, 2018 — Kohli scaled new heights on the cricket field. He is the top ranked batsman in both Tests and ODIs currently that clearly justifies his status of being the best batsman in the world.In the last one year, Kohli has amassed 3034 runs in international cricket with the help of 13 centuries.Kohli broke a plethora of records in international cricket in 2018 as he became the quickest to score 10,000 ODI runs and 2000 T20I runs this year.Kohli scores runs for fun these days. He recently became the first Indian batsman to smash three successive hundreds in one day internationals when he hit 107 against West Indies in the recently concluded series.Read – Virat Kohli turns 30: Another record-breaking year for India skipperKohli has come a long way now — from leading the country’s U-19 team to World Cup glory back in 2008 to leading India’s charge in dominating the world of cricket in all forms of the game.As the captain of the team, he leads by example and his obsession with fitness is no secret. He spends hours at the gym, watches what he eats and expects his men to do the same.On the occasion of his 30th birthday let’s take a look at all the records he achieved and broke since November 5, 2017:advertisement- Virat Kohli has scored 1673 runs in 23 Test innings in the past one year with 2 double hundreds.- During this time India recorded registered two series wins under Kohli against Sri Lanka and West Indies while suffered defeats to South Africa and England.- Kohli is now second on the list of most Test wins as captain of India with 24 victories in 42 matches. MS Dhoni leads the list with 27 wins in 60 Tests.- In England, Kohli bettered Sourav Ganguly’s tally of 21 wins as India’s Test captain. He added two more victories to his list with whitewash of West Indies in the two-match series last month. Virat Kohli is currently the top ranked batsman in Test cricket (Reuters Photo)- Kohli also became the fastest batsman to reach 10,000 runs in ODIs. He achieved the feat in 205 innings — 54 less than Sachin Tendulkar, who had held the record so far.- Kohli was also the quickest to 1000 runs in ODIs in a calendar year achieving the feat in only 11 innings. He surpassed the record held jointly by him and Hashim Amla with 15.- In fact, the modern great completed 1000 runs in a calendar year six times now — 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2018.- Earlier this year, Kohli became the second Indian cricketer after Mithali Raj to reach 2000 T20 International runs. He is also only the fourth male cricketer to reach the milestone after New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum and Martin Guptill and Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik.- He took only 60 matches and 56 innings to enter the coveted club. McCullum had entered the rare club in 71 matches (66 innings) while Guptill got there in 75 matches (68 innings). Malik was the slowest of the lot, taking 100 matches and 93 innings.- Kohli now has 2102 runs from 62 matches with 18 half-centuries. This remains the only format where he hasn’t scored a hundred yet. Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum leads the pack with 2140 runs in 71 matches at 35.66 with two centuries and 13 fifties. Virat Kohli averages 48.88 in Twenty20 internationals (Reuters Photo)- Kohli has the second-highest batting average of 48.88 in Twenty20 internationals. Pakistan’s Babar Azam is currently the only cricketer to average above 50 in the T20Is.- Kohli is currently averaging 54.57 in Tests while 59.83 in ODIs. Both his averages are best among the active cricketers. Australia’s Steve Smith averages 61.37 but is currently serving a one-year ban for his involvement in ball-tampering scandal earlier this year in South Africa.last_img read more