Virat Kohli’s Magnificent Test Career of 13 Years
Virat Kohli (Source: BCCI/Twitter)

Virat Kohli’s Magnificent Test Career of 13 Years

Virat Kohli started his Test career in the year 2011, and his 13 years have been a testimonial to best-in-class Test cricket.

It has been thirteen years since Virat Kohli started his journey in Test cricket. In all these years, Virat Kohli has marked his name in the chronicles of Test cricket history as a successful batsman and captain.

A splendid career of 13 years has a lot of records, accomplishments, and path-breaking performances. In this blog, we shall look at Virat Kohli's stats.

Kohli started playing International Test in the year 2011 and debuted against West Indies in the India Tour of West Indies. However, Kohli’s debut score wasn’t impressive at all, he scored only 4 runs off 10 balls.

In a 13-year career span, Virat Kohli has played 113 matches and 191 international Test innings and scored 8848 runs. In his career, Kohli hit 29 centuries, 30 half-centuries, 991 fours, and 26 sixes.

Kohli's Highest Test Score

Virat Kohli’s International Test score is 254* off 336 balls against South Africa in the ICC World Test Championship 2019. In the same innings, Kohli hit 33 fours, and 2 sixes with a strike rate of 75.59 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.

Due to great performances by Player of the Match - Virat Kohli, Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, and of course team effort, India won the series by 2-0.

Virat Kohli’s Test Records

Virat Kohli has made this mark, made and broke records in every format of cricket. Here are Virat Kohli’s astonishing Test Cricket records.

Most Double Hundreds in a Series

Virat Kohli has scored 2 double hundreds in the Sri Lanka Tour of India 2017-18. Kohli scored 610 runs with the highest score of 243 in the series. Establishing the highest standards of batting in Test cricket, Kohli played like fire at a strike rate of 152.50.

Most Hundreds in a Series

Virat Kohli has scored 4 hundreds in the India Tour of Australia and New Zealand 2014-15. Kohli's highest score in the series was 169 with a total runs tally of 692 at the strike rate of 86.50.

Seven Double Centuries in Career

Virat Kohli has 7 double centuries in his Test career. In a career of 113 Test matches, Virat Kohli scored 8848 runs in 191 innings. Currently, DG Bradman is leading the charts with 12 double centuries in the Test career.

Great Test Cricket Captain

Along with being a class Test batsman, Virat Kohli is a great Test cricket captain. Virat Kohli's run as India's Test captain was nothing short of legendary.

He captained the Indian cricket team in 68 Tests, more than any other Indian captain in Test history, including MS Dhoni. Under his leadership, India won a record 40 Test matches, with the greatest success percentage of 58.8% among Indian captains in the red ball format.

Kohli's era also witnessed a revolutionary transformation in Indian fast bowling, bringing a new dynamic to the team and setting unprecedented standards. His contributions have not only elevated the Indian cricket team but have also left an indelible mark on the sport worldwide.

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