Virat Kohli turns 35: Astonishing statistics, achievements of India’s ‘Chase Master’


On Saturday, Virat Kohli, the prominent Indian batsman who is recognized as one of the best to have ever picked up a cricket bat, will turn 35. Since his early years, when he made his international debut and helped India win the U19 World Cup in 2008, Virat has continuously dominated headlines with his exceptional ability to score runs. Even though his early supporters and observers were undoubtedly convinced of his greatness, Virat has shattered records, chased runs, and won matches by himself more frequently than has ever been seen in the history of world cricket.

Virat has represented India in 111 Tests, scoring 8,676 runs at an average of 49.29. He has scored 29 centuries and 29 fifties, with best score of 254*. He is India’s fifth-highest scorer in Tests. Sachin is the highest Test run-scorer with 15,921 runs.
Notably, Virat has notched the fourth-highest number of Test centuries for India and is among the top 10 worldwide.
The Delhi-born batter is India’s most successful Test captain ever. With 40 wins, 17 losses and 11 draws in 68 games, Virat boasts of an incredible resume as a captain. Under his captaincy, India earned five successive ICC World Test Championship maces, ending as the top-ranked side of the season for five successive years.