No doubt Virat Kohli reaches new milestones with every quickfire innings he plays. He recently completed 9 years in serving the Indian Cricket Team. After a clinical performance in Test against the Lankans, India produced a jaw dropping performance in the first ODI.
Dhawan and Kohli scored a partnership of 197-run partnership with Dhawan scoring a century and Kohli scoring 82* giving India a 9 wicket victory. With this innings, Kohli came a bit close to achieving yet another feat by his name.
He is now just 45 runs behind his South African counterpart Faf du Plessis from reaching the top of the list for the batsman with most runs in a calendar year. He is presently in the third place after Joe Root lagging behind him by just 16 runs. He might soon secure the top place as England and South Africa has no such ODI anytime soon.
Kohli’s average in last few years is strikingspecially while chasing. Though Root and Faf are a bit ahead of him in terms of runs Virat’s average in the game will bring a smile on your face. Faf has 814 runs in 16 matches at an average of 58.1 and Root has 785 runs in 14 matches at an average of 71.3. But Kohli topples them up with a whopping average of 96.1 scoring 769 in 14 matches.
England won’t be playing a game ahead of September and the Proteas ahead of October and after Sri Lanka, five series ODI India has another huge home season. Australia will lock horns with India and Kohli has a golden chance to score even 1000 runs in a single calendar year.