2. Only IPL player who has never been auctioned
The mega-franchise league of India, the Indian Premier League (IPL) has unveiled many aspiring talented cricketers. A player’s consistency is known by the number of franchises he has played in.
A player is known to be extremely consistent if he plays for the same team from the first IPL season since 2008. Kohli is one such player to have played all the IPL seasons for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Kohli is the only player who has never been auctioned in the history of IPL.
In the first season every franchise was required to pick a player from the under-19 draft. Royal Challengers Bangalore selected Kohli as their U19 player. Since then he has been part of that franchise. In the 11 seasons of IPL, Kohli is the second highest run-scorer behind Suresh Raina.
1. Fastest batsman to reach 10,000 ODI runs
Sachin Tendulkar is regarded as the ‘God of Indian cricket’. The legendary batsman was undoubtedly the best batsman in ODI format. Tendulkar also scored 10,000 ODI runs in least number of matches.
However when Kohli came onto the scene, he took 54 innings lesser than Sachin to achieve the milestone. Sachin scored 10,000 ODI runs from 259 innings while Kohli did it in 205 innings. It is also expected that Kohli will soon break Tendulkar’s 49 ODI centuries record too.