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Most centuries after 500 international matches; Kohli tops the list

On the 2nd Test of the West Indies tour 2023 at the port of Spain, Trinidad, Virat Kohli records the most centuries after 500 international matches among all the cricket players in history.

Kohli records for Most centuries after 500 international matches

The Indian Batter Virat Kohli was playing his 500th international match against the West Indies where the hosts won the toss and decided to bowl. On the 1st day of the Test after the wickets of India’s top order batsmen, Virat Kohli entered the field on making a memorable 500th international match.

Virat Kohli(Image: BCCI)

After Shubman Gill and Rahane was sent out on single digit figure Jadeja and Virat had the stance on the ground until the end of the day. They made a total score of 106 runs on their partnership and increased India’s total to 288 losing 4 wickets at the end of the day.

On the 1st day, Virat Kohli had scored 87 runs and was 13 runs away from his century. During the second day of India’s innings, Virat Kohli scored his 76th international century by smashing a boundary off Gabriel’s delivery bowled outside off-stump.

He surpassed cricket legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, and Jacques Kallis on record for most centuries after 500 international matches.

The 2nd Test of the WI tour 2023 holds many stats which contains India’s 100 Test match against West Indies and Virat’s 500th international match. After his century, it added another achievement of Virat Kohli to its stats.

Players with the Most centuries after 500 international matches

  • Virat Kohli – 76 centuries
  • Sachin Tendulkar – 75 centuries
  • Ricky Ponting – 68 centuries
  • Jacques Kallis – 60 centuries
  • Kumar Sangakkara – 47 centuries
  • Rahul Dravid – 47 centuries

Virat Kohli’s records and stats

  • In 499 international matches, Virat has scored 25,461 runs with an average of 53.48 in 558 innings. He has scored 75 centuries, 131 fifties with the best score of 254*.
  • Virat Kohli scored seven double centuries which is the highest record over other Indian batters.
  • Virat is the fastest ODI player in history to score 8000 runs in 175 innings, 9000 runs out of 194 innings, 10,000 runs out of 205 innings, 11,000 runs out of 222 innings and 12,000 runs out of 242 innings.
  • Virat Kohli is the highest run scorer in T20I history. In 115 matches, he scored 4,008 runs with an average of 52.73. He has scored a century and 37 fifties in the format, with a high score of 122*.
  • Virat had received 15 Player of the Match and Seven Player of the Series awards in T20Is.
  • Virat had scored 1,141 runs in 27 matches at an average of 81.50 and 14 fifties in the T20 World Cup tournament. He won the Player of the Tournament award in 2014 and 2016.
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  • On December 10, 2022, Virat Kohli bagged his 72nd century in the 3rd ODI against Bangladesh and surpassed Ricky Ponting’s 71-century mark.
  • Virat Kohli is the only Indian batsman who got 890 rating points in the ICC ODI ranking. Previously Sachin Tendulkar got the best rating of 887 in 1998.
  • Virat Kohli has the record of having the highest ICC rating points (922) in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen.
  • Virat Kohli has the most number of 150+ scores as captain in Tests – 9 times.
  • Virat Kohli became the first player to hit consecutive 3 centuries in against two opponents (West Indies & Sri Lanka).
  • Kohli is the most successful Indian ODI captain. Kohli’s success rate is 75.89% as a captain which is better than M.S. Dhoni.
  • Virat Kohli scored more than 20,000 runs at an average of over 50 in all formats -Test matches, One Day Internationals, and T-20 matches.
  • Rahul Dravid scored 10,000 ODI runs after playing 10 years, 317 days while Kohli achieved this by playing just 10 years and 68 days.
  • Virat Kohli captained India in 17 T20I bilateral series and won 12 out of them. India lost just 2 series under him.
  • Virat Kohli becomes the first Indian cricketer to cross 10,000 T20 runs.
  • Virat Kohli becomes the first-ever player to be part of 50 wins in each of the three formats.
  • In the 2nd Test match of IND vs NZ 2021 series, India beat New Zealand by 372 runs under Virat Kohli’s captaincy which is the biggest win in terms of runs in the Indian test history.
  • Ricky Ponting(2006, 2007) and Virat Kohli(2017, 2018) are the only cricketers to win the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy in successive years.
  • Virat Kohli becomes the first Indian captain in history to win two Boxing Day Test matches. (AUS vs IND – Melbourne Cricket Ground; SA vs IND at Centurion 2021)
  • Virat Kohli took over the Test captaincy when India was ranked 7th and Virat steps down from Captaincy when India ranked No.1.
  • Virat Kohli’s batting record as a Test captain: Innings – 113; Runs – 5,864; Average – 54.80; Hundreds – 20; Fifties – 18.
  • Virat Kohli as captain in international cricket: Matches – 213; Won – 135; Runs – 12,883; Average – 59.92; Hundreds – 41.
  • Virat Kohli bagged the ICC Men’s Player of the Month award for October following his impressive performance in the Asia Cup 2022 and in ICC T20 World Cup 2022.
  • On 11th March 2023, in the 4th Test match of BGT 2023, Virat Kohli surpassed Brain Lara and becomes the second player to score the most runs against Australia in international cricket behind Sachin Tendulkar.
  • Virat Kohli records with most centuries after the 500th international match. He has 76 centuries which is ahead of the God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar who had 75 centuries.
  • Virat also records to be the first man to score a century in his 500th international match, which match is also said to be the 100th Test match between India and West Indies.
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