Virat Kohli aka Record Breaker – 11 landmarks the Indian skipper achieved on Day 3
Kohli registered his 15th Test century on 3rd day, 4th Test between India and England.
New Delhi: India continued their dominant performance in the on-going Test series, thanks to Virat Kohli and Murali Vijay's centuries.
Kohli, who has been on an incredibly consistent run in 2016, thrilled the nation and indeed the world yet again with another impressive performance in Mumbai, 147 not-out.
Here are the 11 milestones Kohli achieved on Day 3 of 4th Test against England at Wankhede stadium.
1. The third Indian skipper to amass 1000 runs or more in a calendar year - 1112 runs (ave.79.42) in 11 Tests. He has joined Rahul Dravid - 1095 runs (ave.60.83) in 12 Tests in 2006 and Sachin Tendulkar - 1000 runs (ave.62.50) in 12 Tests in 1997.
2. For the first time, has managed 1,000 runs or more in a calendar year in Tests - his previous best aggregate being 847 (ave.44.57) in 10 Tests in 2014. Rahul Dravid was the last Indian batsman to amass 1000 runs in a calendar year - 1145 runs at an average of 57.25 in 12 Tests in 2011.
3. The fourth batsman to complete 1,000 runs or more this year, joining Jonny Bairstow (1369), Joe Root (1306) and Alastair Cook (1193).
4. The 14th Indian batsman to amass 4,000 runs or more in Tests - his tally being 4106 (ave.50.07) in 52 Tests, including 15 hundreds and 14 fifties.
5. He verages 50-plus for the first time in Tests and became the first player to achieve the average of 50-plus in all three formats - Tests, ODIs and T20Is.
6. His tally of eight Test hundreds as an Indian captain is bettered only by two - Sunil Gavaskar (11) and Mohammad Azharuddin (9).
7. He has scored 552 runs in the present series at an average of 138.00 in seven innings - his second instance of 500 runs or more in a Test series - the first instance being 692 (ave.86.50) in four Tests vs Australia in 2014-15.
8. He is the fifth Indian batsman to amass 500 runs or more in a Test series more than once, joining Sunil Gavaskar (six times), Mohinder Amarnath (twice), Rahul Dravid (twice) and Gundappa Viswanath (twice).
9. His distinction of reaching 15 hundreds in 89 innings is the second quickest by an Indian batsman next only to the 77 taken by Sunil Gavaskar.
10. His tally of 41 hundreds in International cricket is bettered only by two Indian batsmen - Sachin Tendulkar (100) and Rahul Dravid (48). The leading centurions in International Cricket are - Tendulkar (100), Ricky Ponting (71), Kumar Sangakkara (63) and Jacques Kallis (62).
11. He is the seventh Indian captain to complete 2,000 runs or more in Tests., joining Mahendra Singh Dhoni (3454), Sunil Gavaskar (3449), Mohammad Azharuddin (2856), Sourav Ganguly (2561), Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi (2424) and Sachin Tendulkar (2054)
(With PTI inputs)