Virat Kohli Breaks Yet Another Record in a Calendar Year

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli Breaks Another Record: When the crowd was applauding Cheteshwar Pujara for his majestic century at MCG, Kohli was silently rewriting the history books. When the batting maestro was looking geared up to register his seventh century on Australian soil surpassing his idol Sachin Tendulkar.

Virat Kohli was dismissed on 82 by Mitchell Starc, but during the stroke play he became the most successful Indian batsman abroad in a calendar year surpassing Rahul Dravid record of 1137 runs in 11 matches. Rahul Dravid achieved the feat in 2002, which included big hundreds in West Indies (144* Georgetown), England (115 in Nottingham, 148 in Leeds, 217 at Oval) and a few blazing fifties in windy New Zealand. He averaged 66.88 during 2002.

Virat Kohli Breaks Another Record

Virat Kohli Breaks Another Record: Kohli on the other hand looked in sublime form in 2018. He conquered almost every kingdom standing at the top of batting stratosphere. He smashed hundred in South Africa, Australia and 2 centuries in England. His 4 centuries include 153 at Centurion, 149 in Birmingham, 103 in Nottingham and 123 at Perth.

He also has five fifties to his name, although his average of 54.19 is on the lower side to Dravid 66.88, but the dashing dynamo took the same number of matches to score 1138 runs in 2018 calendar year, just a run ahead of Dravid. Kohli has 1 more innings to play before the end of the year. He only needs 74 runs to become the top scorer in overseas test in any calendar year surpassing Graeme Smith record of 1212 runs in 11 matches.  

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