Virat Kohli can do nothing wrong at the moment. He continues to break records and push the boundaries of brilliance. In the ongoing Test against England at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, Kohli dominated the bowlers once again to enter a prestigious club in Test cricket and celebrated that with his 15th Test century. Kohli achieved the double of going past 4000 runs in his Test career, and scoring 1000 runs in a calendar year.
Stats highlights from the third day of the fourth Test between India and England in Mumbai, where Kohli completed 500 runs in the series:
Number of India captains before Virat Kohli to make 500 or more runs in a Test series. Sunil Gavaskar did it twice: 732 runs at 91.50 against West Indies in 1978-79 and 500 at 62.50 against England in 1981-82.
2 Number of India captains to make 1000 or more Test runs in a year before Kohli. Sachin Tendulkar made 1000 runs in 1997 and Rahul Dravid scored 1095 runs in 2006.
89 Innings taken by Kohli to hit 15 Test hundreds. Among nine India batsmen to make at least as many centuries, only Gavaskar's 77 innings were fewer than Kohli's. Tendulkar also scored his 15th hundred in his 89th innings.
When he whipped Anderson for a single in the 75th it was 4,000 for his career. When Moeen Ali was clipped into the leg side in the 99th, it saw him move past Joe Root’s 2,399 international runs across all formats in 2016.
2011 The last time an India batsman got 1000 or more runs in a year. Dravid made 1145 at an average of 57.25. Overall, this is the 23rd instance of an India batsman getting 1000 or more runs in a year.