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Some lesser known facts about Virat Kohli

1. Virat is the fastest batsman to complete 10,000 runs in ODI cricket

Virat Kohli, the record holder in ODI cricket, achieved the fastest 10,000 runs in this format. Kohli completed 10 thousand ODI runs in just 205 innings. He equalled Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 259 innings.

2. The only player who never made it to the IPL auction

The caravan of IPL has been going on for the last 14 years. This time the 15th season is being played. During this time every time, there is an auction of the players. Virat Kohli is the only player whose name did not appear in the auction. Kohli was selected as the under-19 draft player in 2008 and since then he has been retained by the RCB team.

3. Virat Kohli has also tried his hand at wicket-keeping

We know Kohli as a batsman and a formidable fielder, but he also took charge of wicketkeeping.
During a Test match on the tour of South Africa, Mahendra Singh Dhoni came out to bowl and Kohli took over behind the wicket. After this against Bangladesh as well, regular keeper Dhoni went off the field for a toilet break and Kohli took over the responsibility of keeping.

4. The only batsman to score a century in a World Cup debut match

The ODI World Cup has been played since 1975 in the history of cricket. Since then the ODI World Cup has been held once in 4 consecutive years. In the World Cup, Virat Kohli has done something that no one can do. Kohli is the only batsman to score a century on his ODI World Cup debut. Kohli did this feat against Bangladesh in the 2011 World Cup.

5. Fastest ODI century from India

The fastest century in ODI cricket history is in the name of AB de Villiers in 31 balls. But when we talk about the fastest ODI century for India then this work has been done by Virat Kohli. Virat scored the fastest ODI century for India in 2013 against Australia in just 52 balls.

6. First Asian captain to win Tests in Australia, England, South Africa

It is considered very difficult for any Asian country to win a Test match in countries like Australia, England and South Africa, not just India. However, Virat managed to win Tests as captain in all three countries. Kohli won one Test each in England and South Africa in 2018 and again won the series on the 2018-19 tour.

7. Virat Kohli is the only batsman to score 500 runs in bilateral ODI series

Kohli scored 558 runs in the 6-match ODI series on the tour of South Africa in 2018. Which is the record for most runs in any bilateral series.

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