As Virat Kohli came out in flying colours, he simply showed the world that why he is one of the most valued players across the face of the planet and the kind of gentry that he usually brings forward to the sport. He was at his most majestic in the series finale against Sri Lanka and en route to his 66, he toppled a host of records against the mighty Lankans that would need some time to be regrown and claimed for someone else.
There were two centuries in the Indian echelons as Virat and Shubman both powered to staggering knocks helping Team India pile up a momentous 390. Virat stayed unbeaten for 166 while Shubman Gill battered a full-fledged 116 from just 97 balls showcasing his class. Here’s a quick look at the numbers that Kohli racked up last night and also the ones of which he comes in touching distance now.
- Virat Kohli became the fifth highest international run-scorer in the world as he surpassed Sri Lankan legend Mahela Jayawardene, scoring 12754 runs from 259 innings.
- Virat Kohli’s score alone beat Sri Lanka by a staggering 93 runs which is also the second highest difference between an individual batter’s score and the opposition as the first one belonged to Sanath Jayasuriya which came against India.
- Virat Kohli also became the highest ODI centurion at home as he blasted 21 tons, surpassing Tendulkar’s mighty feat of 20.
- Virat also became the first player to smash ten ODI tons against any opponent with 9 centuries against West Indies.
- Virat Kohli missed out the hallowed milestone of being the fastest to score 150 in an ODI as he completed the feat in 106 balls, becoming the second fastest while the quickest belonged to Ishan Kishan who hammered it in 103 deliveries.