Virat Kohli marks his 35th birthday on November 05, 2023. Kohli, often referred to as the “Chase Master” by fans, stands among the all-time great batsmen in cricket history. His remarkable journey began when he led India to victory in the U19 World Cup in 2008 and made his international debut in the same year.
Since then, Kohli has consistently made headlines with his exceptional ability to score runs. While his early supporters saw his potential for greatness, he has gone on to break records, pursue runs, and carry his team to victories at an unprecedented rate in world cricket.
In Test cricket, Kohli has represented India in 111 matches, amassing 8,676 runs at an average of 49.29. He has scored 29 centuries and 29 half-centuries, with a best score of 254*. He ranks as India’s fifth-highest run-scorer in Test cricket, with Sachin Tendulkar holding the record for the highest runs at 15,921.
Cricket legend Virat Kohli is set to mark his 35th birthday on 5th November
It’s worth mentioning that Virat Kohli has achieved the fourth-highest number of Test centuries for India, and he’s ranked among the top 10 worldwide.
Born in Delhi, Kohli holds the distinction of being India’s most successful Test captain. He led the team to an impressive record of 40 wins, 17 losses, and 11 draws in 68 matches.
His captaincy resume is truly remarkable. Under his leadership, India secured five consecutive ICC World Test Championship maces, consistently ranking as the top team for five successive seasons.
Teaming up with head coach Ravi Shastri and bowling coach Bharat Arun, Virat Kohli helped create a highly effective and intimidating group of fast bowlers for India in Test cricket. This group includes bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, and Mohammed Siraj.
The mentioned stats and achievements establish Virat as one of the top players in Test cricket, and when you look at the numbers, he appears to be arguably the best ODI batsman in history.
In a mere 288 ODIs, Virat has amassed 13,525 runs at an impressive average of 58.04, recording 48 centuries and 70 half-centuries in 276 innings. His highest score in an ODI is 183.
He’s currently the fourth-highest run-scorer in ODIs and the second-highest for India, with Sachin Tendulkar leading with 18,426 runs in 463 matches.
With his fitness and consistent performance, Virat is on the path to chase Sachin’s records of 49 ODI centuries and 18,426 runs.
When it comes to ODIs, Virat, known as the ‘Chase-Master,’ is truly exceptional. He has played 159 matches while chasing, accumulating 7,794 runs at an impressive average of 65.49, featuring 27 centuries and 40 half-centuries.
In successful run-chases in ODIs, Virat’s performance is even more remarkable. He has scored 5,786 runs at an astonishing average of 90.40 in 102 matches, achieving 23 centuries and 25 half-centuries in 96 innings.