Virat Kohli Becomes King of the Decade
Virat Kohli keeps breaking records he is only 30 years old and already has 77 centuries, 23 fewer than Sachin Tendulkar’s record, which once seemed implausible. Kohli doesn’t just make the batting look ridiculously easy, but he also scores with unprecedented consistency in all formats of the match. In a breathtaking statistic, a reflection of his greatness, Kohli became the first and only batsman to score 20,000 runs in international cricket in a decade.
He has scored 20,502 runs in all three formats, which he has accumulated in 20018 during the current decade. The Delhi-lad made its debut in testing and the T20I in 2010 when it had already scored 484 points in ODI in the previous decade after making its debut in the 50-over format in 2008.
Virat Kohli Breaks Ricky Ponting Record
Before Kohli, Ricky Ponting held the record for the number of international runs marked in ten years, with 18,962 runs in the 2000s. Jacques Kallis, of South Africa, is a third away with 16,777 runs in the 2000s. Kohli crossed the 20,000-point mark by beating 114 wins per game. But not just 99 deliveries in the final ODI of a three-game series against the West Indies. Its 43rd century ODI also allowed India to win the match by six gates and seal the series by 2-0.