List of records Virat Kohli achieved in International cricket in 2019
All the major records and stats that Virat Kohli has created in International Cricket in 2019.
Updated - Dec 25, 2019 10:57 am
The year 2019 has been an interesting one for Virat Kohli as he was quite successful as captain but wasn’t as effective as he was with the bat in the last couple of years. He finished the year as the leading run-getter in International Cricket yet again with 2455 runs but scored only 7 hundreds. He finished 2nd in all the major batting lists in ODI format for the year 2019. Despite all these, he ends 2019 as the No.1 batsman in both Tests and ODIs in a year where his record-breaking spree didn’t go down.
All the major records and stats that Virat Kohli has created in International Cricket in 2019:
1 – Virat Kohli scored fifties in five consecutive innings in the 2019 World Cup. He thus became the first captain in the history of World Cup with five successive fifty-plus scores. Overall, he became only the 2nd player with five consecutive 50+ scores in Men’s World Cups after Steve Smith.
1 – Kohli became the first Asian captain to win a Test series on Australian soil. He completed the Test series victory post the drawn Sydney Test match that began on 3rd January. India were leading the 4-match Test series by 2-1 margin before the SCG Test.
4 – Virat became the first visiting player to smash four centuries in ODI cricket in the West Indies. Three of those came in his last three innings in that country. He thus became the first player to score a hat-trick of ODI hundreds in the Caribbean Islands.
5 – Kohli has five centuries in International cricket at the Adelaide Oval after his 104-run knock in an ODI against the Aussies. He is only the 2nd visiting player to score five centuries at a venue in Australia. England’s Sir Jack Hobbs also scored five International tons at the MCG; all in the Test format.
6 – The century in the Ranchi ODI was 6th ton for Kohli while chasing in ODIs against Australia; the most by any player while chasing against an opponent. Sachin Tendulkar against Australia and Kohli against Sri Lanka have five tons apiece in ODI chases.
It was also the 8th ODI century for Kohli against Aussies; the 2nd most ODI 100s by any player against the Australian team. Sachin Tendulkar had nine ODI tons against Australia.
7 – The double century against South Africa was Kohli’s 7th double ton in Test cricket; the most by any Indian surpassing six 200s each by Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag.
It was also the first time Kohli scored a double ton against South Africa. The Proteas were the 6th opponent against which Kohli smashed a 200 in Test cricket. Kumar Sangakkara and Younis Khan are the other players to have scored a Test double against six different opponents.
9 – Kohli’s unbeaten 114 in the Port of Spain ODI was his 9th century in ODI cricket against the Windies; the joint-most by any player against an opponent. Sachin Tendulkar also scored exactly nine ODI hundreds against Australia.
Seven of the nine ODI centuries scored by Kohli came when he was a captain. These are the most number of ODI tons by a captain against an opposition surpassing five by Ricky Ponting against England in 2001.
9 – The 104 at the Adelaide Oval was Kohli’s 9th century against Australia in Australia. England’s Sir Jack Hobbs (9) is the only other player with as many as 9 International tons against the Aussies in Australia.
10 – Century against Bangladesh in Kolkata was Virat’s 10th century in Test cricket at home while leading the Indian team; the most Test tons at home for an Indian captain surpassing Sunil Gavaskar’s nine. Overall, only Ricky Ponting (11) scored more home Test tons as captain than Kohli. Steve Smith and Greg Chappell also have 10 home Test centuries while leading the team.
15 – Kohli has scored 15 International centuries against Australia. Only two players have more centuries in International cricket against a single opposition than these. Sachin has 20 and 17 hundreds across all formats against Australia and Sri Lanka respectively while Sir Donald Bradman scored 19 Test tons against England.
33 – Virat Kohli is now India’s most successful captain in Test cricket with 33 victories. He went past MS Dhoni’s tally of 27 Test wins with the victory against West Indies in the Kingston Test.
34 – Kohli completed 2000 runs in ODI cricket against the West Indies during the tour post the World Cup. He needed only 34 innings for this milestone; the fewest number of innings any player needed for completing 2000 ODI runs against an opponent. Rohit Sharma was the previous holder of this record as he needed 37 innings for scoring his 2000th ODI runs against Australia.
41 – Post the hundred in the D/N Test in Kolkata, Virat has 41 centuries as captain in International cricket; the joint-most International tons as skipper. Ricky Ponting also had 41 International hundreds across 376 innings while Kohli got there in exactly half number of innings (188).
Kohli’s ton against Bangladesh was his 20th as captain in Test cricket; the 2nd most Test 100s by a player while leading the team. Only Graeme Smith is ahead of Virat in this list with 25 hundreds.
Overall, Kohli has 70 tons across all International formats; the 3rd most by any player. Only Sachin Tendulkar (100) and Ricky Ponting (71) are ahead of Virat in this list.
60.09 – Kohli achieved 60+ ODI average for the first time in his ODI career post the ODI match hosted by Ranchi in March. It was Kohli’s 217 innings in the ODI format; the highest number of innings after which a player had 60+ ODI batting average. No other player had 60+ ODI average after playing even 110 innings.
104 – Virat Kohli became the first Indian captain to score an ODI century in Australia when he scored 104 at the Adelaide Oval. Previous highest ODI score by an Indian captain in Australia was 93 which was scored by Mohammad Azharuddin against Australia in 1992 Brisbane ODI and also by Sachin Tendulkar against Pakistan in the 2000 Hobart ODI.
Australia was the 7th country where Kohli scored an ODI century as a captain. Sanath Jayasuriya and AB de Villiers also have scored ODI centuries in seven different nations while leading the team.
136 – The 136-run knock by Kohli against Bangladesh in Kolkata was the first-ever century by an Indian in a day-night Test match. It was also the first-ever D/N Test match played by India.
254* – Virat Kohli became the first Indian captain to score 250+ runs in a Test innings with his unbeaten 254 in Pune against South Africa. In this process, Kohli broke his own record of highest Test score by an Indian captain which he set by scoring 243 in the 2017 Delhi Test against Sri Lanka.
The Pune Test was Kohli’s 50th Test as skipper which made him only the 2nd player to score a double century in 50th Test match as captain. Stephen Fleming scored an unbeaten 274 in his 50th Test against Sri Lanka in 2003.
4889 – Kohli now has 4889 runs in ODI cricket as captain. He became the quickest to 4000 ODI runs as skipper this year. He needed 63 innings for this milestone and broke the record held by AB de Villiers in 77 innings.
5104 – Virat Kohli completed the milestone of 5000 runs as Test captain in 2019. Kohli became the fastest among the six players to reach this milestone taking only 86 innings. The previous fastest was Ricky Ponting in 97 innings.
9302 – Kohli now has scored 9032 runs on Indian soil across all three International formats; the 2nd most by any player behind Sachin Tendulkar’s 14192 runs. Virat is 10th in the list of most International runs scored by a player at home.
Virat Kohli also became the first Indian captain with 5000 International runs at home. He is overall the 4th skipper to aggregate 5000+ International runs at home. Virat reached the milestone in 84 innings; the fewest of the four players.
10969 – Kohli completed 9000 and 10000 runs as captain in International Cricket this year. He required 159 innings and 176 innings respectively for those two milestones; the fastest to do so. Ricky Ponting was the previous quickest to both the milestones as he needed 204 and 225 innings respectively.
11609 – Kohli became the fastest player to complete 11000 runs as he completed the milestone in only 222 innings during the World Cup. Sachin Tendulkar (276) was the previous quickest to 11k runs in ODIs.
21444 – In 2019, Kohli went past 19000, 20000 and 21000 runs in International cricket and was the fastest to all three milestones taking 399, 417 and 433 innings respectively. Sachin Tendulkar was the previous fastest to all those three feats taking 432, 453 and 473 innings respectively.