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Approaching Milestones for Virat Kohli

Written by: Shebas Alam

One of India’s most prolific run-getters and record-annihilators of the modern game is at the cusp of breaking several white-ball records at home in the upcoming series against West Indies. Some of the undermentioned approaching milestones could seem a little improbable considering the length of the series but the fact that he has scored 6 centuries in his last 12 ODI innings against the men in maroon, they don’t seem so far-fetched.
As the nation gets ready with their fingers crossed amid a streak of ton-less innings, he is expected to convert at least one of his fifties against his favourite opponent. Needless to mention that most of his ODI runs and centuries have come against West Indies at an overwhelming average of 72.

Below is the list of a few major milestones that he could reach against West Indies:-

1. An ODI ton away from breaking the all time record of Most Centuries against a team. He is currently tied with the master who also has 9.

9: Kohli vs WI*
9: Sachin vs AUS

2. An ODI ton away from equalling Sachin’s record of Most Centuries at Home. Where Kohli has played 95 innings, Sachin took 156 innings to reach 20.

20: Sachin Tendulkar
19: Virat Kohli*

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3. 6 runs away from becoming the Fastest to 5000 runs at Home in ODIs breaking Sachin’s record who took 120 innings. Only Sachin, Ponting & Kallis have more runs at home turf.

6976: Sachin Tendulkar (160 innings)
5406: Ricky Ponting (150 innings)
5178: Jacques Kallis (135 innings)
4994: Virat Kohli (95 innings)*

4. Only 103 runs away from becoming the leading run-scorer in successful ODI chases. A record which will only elevate his claim as the best chaser to ever exist in the shorter format.

5490: Sachin Tendulkar
5388: Virat Kohli*
4186: Ricky Ponting

5. Needs 73 runs to regain his spot as the leading run-scorer in T20Is. Guptill had overtaken him on his tour to India last year.

3299: Martin Guptill
3227: Virat Kohli*
3197: Rohit Sharma

6. Needs 1 Man of the Series award to equal all-time record of Sachin who has 20.

20: Sachin Tendulkar
19: Virat Kohli*
16: Shakib Al Hasan
15: Jacques Kallis

7. Needs 1 Man of the Match award to equal the all-time record of Mohammad Nabi in T20Is who has 13 so far.

8. Kohli needs 40 runs to become the leading scorer against West Indies in T20Is. Currently behind only 2 batsmen.

540: Babar Azam
519: Rohit Sharma
501: Virat Kohli*

9. Kohli needs 137 runs to become the fastest to reach 7000 ODI runs in Asia. He will be besting master’s record yet again who took 166 innings to reach the milestone. Overall list below

12,067: Sachin Tendulkar (281 innings)
8448: Sanath Jayasuriya (268 innings)
8249: Kumar Sangakkara (216 innings)
7342: Mahela Jayawardene (235 innings)
7103: MS Dhoni (186 innings)
6966: Inzamam Ul Haq (174 innings)
6863: Virat Kohli (133 innings)*

10. Kohli needs 143 runs to become first ever player to score 2000 ODI runs against an Opponent in bilateral games. He is only behind himself – a sentence that holds true in so many other aspects as well.

1882: Virat Kohli vs AUS
1857: Virat Kohli vs WI*
1787: Rohit Sharma vs AUS

11. One Top-score away from equalling Sangakkara’s record of most Top-scores at no.3 batting position in ODIs. Currently tied with Ponting.

59: Kumar Sangakkara
58: Virat Kohli
58: Ricky Ponting
52: Jacques Kallis