Statistics and Records | Virat Kohli's phenomenal 2016

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Statistics and Records | Virat Kohli's phenomenal 2016

The name ‘Virat Kohli’ and the word ‘records’ have become synonymous today. Since 2016 started, Virat Kohli has looked like he's on a mission to break every record in his sight. Eat, breathe, break records, sleep – seems to have been his new year’s resolution and he has stayed true to it till now.

The ODI and T20I series against Australia were followed by the Asia Cup and the World T20 and now the IPL and Virat Kohli has just gone from strength to strength and raised the bar for himself tournament by tournament. Virat Kohli has indisputably been the best batsman in the world in 2016, and here are the numbers and records to back this claim.

1 – Virat Kohli has the most number of T20I runs in a calendar year already this year, with 625 runs in 12 innings. The previous highest was Kane Williamson in 2012 with 472 runs in 13 innings.

1 – Virat Kohli became the first batsman to score 75 runs or more in four consecutive innings in T20 Cricket.  He scored 82*(vs Aus), 89*(vs WI), 75 (vs SRH) and 79 (vs DD).

1 - Virat Kohli has the most T20 runs (1653) at a single venue (M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore) as he surpassed Samit Patel’s 1595 runs at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, England.

1 – Virat Kohli has the most number of 50+ scores in T20I, crossing the half-century mark 16 times.

1 - AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli are the only pair in the history of T20 cricket to have three 150+ partnerships (215, 157,155)

1 – Virat Kohli scored the most runs(273) in the 2016 World T20. (group and knockout matches)

1 – Virat Kohli scored the most number of boundaries in the 2016 World T20 with 29 fours in total.

1 – Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman to score 7000 ODI runs in just 161 innings when India played Australia in January. He broke AB de Villiers’ record, who reached the landmark in 166 innings.

1 – Virat Kohli is also the fastest batsman to score 24 ODI centuries in 161 innings, bringing his 24th ton against Australia earlier this year.

3 – Number of century partnerships between Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers partnerships in IPL 2016 (157, 155 and 107)

5 – Number of 50+ run partnership between Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in IPL 2016 (157, 107, 59, 100*, 51)

11 – Number of 50+ scores in T20 Cricket by Virat Kohli in 2016.

100. 60 – Virat Kohli’s average in International matches (ODIs + T20Is) in 2016.

110 – Virat Kohli’s batting average in T20 cricket (T20Is + IPL) in 2016.

125 – Virat Kohli’s batting average in T20 Internationals only in 2016.

136.5 – Virat Kohli’s batting average at the 2016 World T20.

625 – Number of T20 International runs scored by Virat in 2016.

992 – Number of runs Virat Kohli has scored in his 17 T20 innings in 2016.

Virat Kohli’s scores in T20 matches this year –

80, 33, 79, 75, 89*, 82*, 24, 55*, 23, 41*, 56*, 49, 7, 50, 59*, 90*, 100*

Virat Kohli also won the 'Man of the Tournament' award at the World T20 Cup to go with the multiple man of the match awards.

Records courtesy -@MohandasMenon and @SeerviBharathTwitter handles and ESPNCricinfo.

All stats updated as of 25 April, 2016

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