Virat Kohli is India’s finest batsman in all forms right now. It’s also possible to claim that the Indian skipper is now the finest all-round batsman in the world. He’s a run-machine with an uncanny capacity to score runs regularly in any circumstances. Kohli has been able to break and set several records as a result of this skill. Kohli has transformed himself from an inexperienced and brash young guy to the lynchpin of Indian batting in all three forms. He is also the captain of the team and has undergone significant transformations with both the bat and his physique, setting high expectations for all of his opponents.
Kohli’s present form in all aspects of the game is unrivaled, and if he keeps it up, he will set a slew of new records. There are certain records, though, that he may never break in his career. Even for the focused and motivated Virat Kohli, there are a few records that are out of grasp, and despite playing at the pinnacle of his strength for some time now, these records may well be out of grasp whenever he retires.
Most runs in international cricket
When it comes to current cricketers, Virat Kohli has the most runs across all three forms, but when it comes to overall records in international cricket, he still has a lot of ground to make up. Kohli, on the other hand, has only amassed 22818 runs in his career. Despite having reached the 30s, the current Indian captain is still 11539 runs behind Sachin Tendulkar which is a big margin, to say the least. Sachin Tendulkar, known as the “God of Cricket,” holds the record for most runs scored in all forms with 34,357.
200 Test Matches
Test cricket is regarded as the purest format in the gentleman’s game, and playing it is a luxury in and of itself for any player. There are other players who have been in more than 100 Test matches, and then there’s Sachin Tendulkar, who has appeared in 200 Test matches. Virat Kohli has become a physically strong and nimble athlete. He changed his diet, routine, and training drastically, and it all paid off, as the Indian skipper is now one of the fittest athletes in the world. Despite his fitness, though, he won’t be able to play more than 200 test games.
Fastest ODI century
While Virat Kohli has attained legendary status in One-Day International cricket, having scored more than half of his international runs in the 50-0vers format, there are several marks that he will never be able to surpass. Kohli is a player who prefers to build his innings rather than hit big sixes, and he believes in running between the wickets. He always values his wicket highly, and you’ll seldom see him take spectacular strokes early in his innings. Kohli is unlikely to match AB de Villiers’ record of a century in 31 balls in one-day international cricket. While Kohli has previously struck a century in 51 balls, this is another record that is unlikely to be broken.
Highest average in Test cricket
Sir Don Bradman, a former Australian superstar, has an unblemished Test average of 99.96, which is, without a doubt, the finest in cricketing history. Even modern-day Test giant Steven Smith, who averages a mind-boggling 63.75, can never come close to this mark. Kohli’s current average is 52.4, so he’ll need to be extremely consistent to even get close to that mark. Even if he has another 7-8 years of cricket left in him, it’s unlikely he’ll ever come close to matching Bradman’s accomplishment. So, no matter how hard the Delhi-born star tries, this is another record that Kohli will never be able to break.
Three double-centuries in ODI cricket
Virat Kohli prefers the one-day international format, as evidenced by the fact that he has scored over 12 thousand runs in ODIs in international cricket. The great batsman has produced some memorable innings in the 50-overs game over the years, but he has yet to record a double century. His teammate Rohit Sharma, on the other hand, has done it not once, not twice, but three times. Virat Kohli comes in at number three, therefore he will face fewer balls than an opener. While both are known for their aggressive batting styles, it is doubtful that the Indian captain would ever get a double century.