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As per the CRICKET NEWS Kohli has a 50 plus average for the first time in a test series during India vs England in Wankhede and got some phenomenal records to his name also.
Virat Kohli became the third Indian captain in the history to score 1000 runs or more in a particular year – 1112 runs averaging at 79 in 11 Tests. He has outsourced Rahul Dravid – 1095 runs averaging 60 in 12 Tests in 2006 and Sachin Tendulkar – 1000 runs averaging 62 in 12 Tests in 1997.
Kohli for the very first time, has surpassed 1,000 runs or more in a particular year in Tests – his previous best before this year was 847 averaging at around 49 in 10 Tests in 2014. Rahul Dravid achieved this feat of 1000 runs in a calendar year – 1145 runs at an average of 57 in 12 Tests in 2011.
Kohli became the fourth batsman to complete 1,000 runs or more this year, joining Jonny Bairstow (1369), Joe Root (1306) and Alastair Cook (1193).
Kohli grabbed the spot and became the 14th Indian batsman to score 4,000 runs or more in Tests – his tally being 4106 averaging 50 in 52 Tests, which includes 15 hundreds and 14 fifties.
Kohli is averaging 50-plus for the first time in Tests and became the first player to achieve the average of 50-plus in all three formats – Tests, ODIs and T20Is.
Kohli’s tally of eight Test hundreds as an Indian captain is bettered only by two – Sunil Gavaskar (11) and Mohammad Azharuddin (9).
Kohli has scored 552 runs in the present series at an average of 138 in 7 innings – his second instance of 500 runs or more in a Test series – the first instance being 692 averaging 86 in four Tests vs Australia in 2014-15.
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