India Will Always Remember The Latest Records Of Run-Machine Virat Kohli

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| February 17 , 2018 , 19:54 IST

Team India captain Virat Kohli can also be said as Run Mchine as his bat continues to show blasts in almost every match he plays. India won the series 5-1 defeating South Africa by eight wickets in the 6th ODI match at Centurian with Virat Kohli’s historic 35th hundred. India won its first series on South African land. This was the biggest win of India outside the subcontinent.

India achieved the target of 205 by losing two wickets in 32.1 overs. Kohli scored an unbeaten 129 in 96 balls which is his third century in this series. Virat made such 4 records with her name that it would be difficult for any cricketer to break in the coming days. Let's have a look at the records: 

Broke the record of Rohit Sharma

Virat Kohli became the first batsman in the world to score 500 runs in any bilateral ODI series. Kohli broke the record of Rohit Sharma by scoring a century in sixth and final ODI against South Africa. He scored 500 runs in the series including three centuries. Before him, Rohit scored 491 runs in 6 match home series against Australia in 2013-14.

Kohli became the first batsman to score fastest 17000 runs

With his 35th century, Kohli completed the fastest 17000 runs in international cricket. In this category, he left African batsman Hashim Amla behind him. Amla completed 17000 runs in 381 innings whereas Kohli used 363 innings to reach there.

First batsman to score 500 runs in a bilateral ODI series

Kohli became world's first player to score 500 runs in any bilateral ODI series. Zahir Abbas was the first player to score 300 runs in ODI series. In 1985, Desmond Haynes of West Indies made 400 runs in a series against New Zealand. Now Virat has made 500 runs in ODI series leaving behind Australian George Bailey who scored 478 runs against India in 2013-14.

The captain to score most runs in a Bilateral ODI series

Now, Virat has become the second captain in terms of making the most century by a captain. But he is moving too fast that soon he will leave behind Australian captain Ricky Ponting. Even in this list, when we look at their innings, we will know how fast he is making centuries.