Being one of the greatest of his times, Virat is often compared with his counterparts in the field and also to the legends of the game. The 28 years old is already well in the contest and he has lately been second in the ODI ton list surpassing Ponting and just behind the great Sachin Tendulkar.
The second ODI left the crowd depressed as Virat departed eight runs short of his 31st ODI century. But little did the thousands present at the stadium and millions watching the match on television realize that yet another record had been set by the Indian run-machine.
He became only the third Indian batsman to score 10,000 runs across formats in matches India have won. Virat Kohli, with his innings of 92, joined Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid. As India clinched a 50 run victory, Virat Kohli joined the club.
Virat Kohli has contributed 10,059 runs in India’s wins across formats. He follows Tendulkar (17,113 runs) and Dravid (10,860 runs) on this exclusive list. Kohli, however, has taken a mere 179 matches and 193 innings to achieve the feat.
In Tests, Virat Kohli has scored 2,472 runs in India’s wins, and 6,313 runs in ODIs and 1,274 in T20Is, which gives him a grand total of 10,059 runs.Tendulkar scored 5,946 runs in Tests, 11,157 runs in ODIs and 10 runs (in his only T20I) for a grand total of 17,113 runs. Dravid made 5,131 runs in Tests and 5,729 runs in ODIs, aggregating 10,860 runs.
Kohli has a grand total of 34 centuries across formats in India’s wins, which is 16 less than Tendulkar (50), but 11 more than Dravid (23). Virat Kohli has scored 48 fifties in the process. Still, he has some catching up to do with Sachin Tendulkar (83 fifties) and Rahul Dravid (70 fifties).
His batting average is better than the others on the list. Kohli averages 67.96 in India’s wins across formats, whereas Tendulkar averaged 58.20 and Dravid clocked 56.85. Among the top 10, only MS Dhoni averages in excess of 60 — 62.63 — in the matches India have won across formats.