Virat Kohli Becomes 8th Indian To Play 250 ODIs
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Virat Kohli Becomes 8th Indian To Play 250 ODIs

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Credits: Twitter)

Indian captain, Virat Kohli became the eighth Indian cricketer to play 250 ODIs when he took the field against Australia in Sydney on Sunday for the second ODI of the series.

Born in Delhi, Virat Kohli made his ODI debut in August 2008 against Sri Lanka in Dambulla. Since then, the right-hander has amassed 11888 runs at an average of 59.14.

He has struck 43 tons and is only second to Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 hundreds. Virat Kohli is regarded as arguably the greatest batsman in the history of ODI cricket.

Virat Kohli Becomes 8th Indian To Play 250 ODIs
Virat Kohli [Photo-Google]

Virat Kohli, an all-format giant.

Virat Kohli is miles ahead of his counterpart batsmen from other countries when it comes to ODI cricket. However, he also has a claim to be the best all-format batsman currently. In the longer format, Virat Kohli has accumulated 7240 runs at an average of 53.62.

While in the shortest format for India, he has an unbelievable average of 50.80- making him the only player currently to average over 50 in all three formats.

Virat Kohli Becomes 8th Indian To Play 250 ODIs
Virat Kohli [Photo-Reuters]
The 32-year-old is also the leading run-scorer in the IPL- 5878 runs at 38.16 with 5 centuries. The Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper had a mind-boggling IPL 2016, where he was close to touching the 1000-run mark in a single season – 973 runs at 81.08 with 4 tons.

Virat Kohli has captained the Indian team in 89 ODIs; 62 wins, 24 losses. In the 55 Tests, he has led the country, India has won 33 and lost 12. In the shortest format, the men in blue have won 22 out of 37 matches under Virat Kohli.

Here is a list of Indian players:

Player ODI Matches Span
Sachin Tendulkar 463 1989-2012
MS Dhoni 347 2004-2019
Rahul Dravid 340 1996-2011
Mohammad Azharuddin 334 1985-2000
Sourav Ganguly 308 1992-2007
Yuvraj Singh 301 2000-2017
Anil Kumble 269 1990-2007
Virat Kohli 250* 2008-2020

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