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Virat Kohli records for most runs after 499 international matches

As the 2nd Test of the West Indies is set to happen on July 20, Virat Kohli records the most runs after 499 international matches among the current and former cricketers.

Most runs after 499 international matches

The Indian Batter Virat Kohli is set to play his 500th International match against the West Indies at Trinidad on July 20, 2023. Virat Kohli becomes the fourth Indian to play 500 international matches after Indian players Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, and MS Dhoni.

India vs West Indies 2nd Test will be played from 20th July onwards at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad. Kohli played a gritty innings in the first Test as he scored 76 runs in 182 balls with the help of 5 fours.

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Kohli is also the first player to have played more than 100 matches for India across all formats (Tests, ODIs, and T20Is).

Virat Kohli will be the 10th player to play 500 matches in his international career. So far, the record of playing the most international matches is in the name of former Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar, who played 664 international matches in his career.

Virat Kohli 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 Kolhi 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.

Most International runs after 499 matches

  • Virat Kohli – 25,461
  • Ricky Ponting – 24,991
  • Sachin Tendulkar – 24,839
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