Virat Kohli dismissed by Southee
Virat Kohli dismissed by Southee

In the second ODI match during India’s chase of 274, Southee’s delivery sent Virat Kohli back to dressing room for the 6th time in ODIs. And becomes the leading bowler to have dismissed the Indian captain Kohli for the most number of times(9th across formats) across formats.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli didn’t perform as expected in the ongoing New Zealand tour. Virat scored 50 plus runs only once in seven matches played against New Zealand so far.

Southee dismissed Virat Kohli most number of times
Southee dismissed Virat Kohli most number of times

Southee’s statement on Kohli

“He is obviously a class-player and doesn’t have many weaknesses. I think the wicket had a little bit of assistance with the new ball and if you put it in the right areas, there was enough there to ask a few questions. It is about assistance and the pitch conditions…,”

He also states “It is your job to take wickets…And Virat is a great player and he has been in great form. Especially in run chases he is exceptional, so I guess it’s always nice to see the back of him. I didn’t know that was the most…,”

Bowlers with most Kohli dismissals (across formats):

Tim Southee – 9
James Anderson, Graeme Swann – 8 each
Morne Morkel, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, Ravi Rampaul: 7 each

Bowlers dismissing Kohli most times in ODIs:

Ravi Rampaul, Tim Southee – 6 each
Thisara Perera, Adam Zampa: 5 each
Jason Holder, Suraj Randiv, Swann, Jhye Richardson: 4 each

Virat Kohli’s batting average in ODI’s 

Virat Kohli-Indian captain
Virat Kohli-Indian captain
  • Innings :239
  • Runs     :11858
  • Average:59.59
  • Highest :183
  • 100’s     : 43
  • 50’s       : 58