Virat Kohli is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He is also known as one of the best test captains. In 2020, the International Cricket Council (ICC) named him the male cricketer of the decade. He is known as the aggressive captain and King of records. He scored his first Test hundred in Adelaide (Australian soil), a dream for many cricketers out there. Virat Kohli is the only captain to score 6 double-centuries. He surpassed Brian Lara’s tally of five double centuries.
Read this News: Earn 10000 Rs Per day
As per the report shared by a trusted source, Kohli charges between INR 7.5-10 crores per advertisement for Instagram and Facebook posts. He reached the highest ICC Test rank for India. He reached 890 points leaving behind Sachin Tendulkar’s 887 points. Virat Kohli reached 922 ranking points as a Test batsman. Which is the ICC’s record so far. Here are some records made by King Kohli. There are many more records. In this article, we are going to discuss some unknown facts about Virat Kohli.
Only bowler in T20i cricket to take a wicket on zeroth delivery
Virat Kohli dismissed England’s Kevin Pietersen with a wide ball in a T20I match in 2011. Bowling for the first time in T20Is, Kohli bowled a wide to Kevin Pietersen, who stepped out of the crease and got stumped by MS Dhoni. Virat Kohli is the only bowler in T20i cricket to take a wicket on Zeroth’s delivery. Aside from batting records, this unexpected record in bowling might be unbreakable in cricket.
Playing for only one franchise in IPL
Since IPL’s inception, in 2008, Kohli has remained a part of the RCB franchise. He has never been auctioned in the Indian Premier League. He was picked as a draft player by RCB in 2008 and has been retained every season. Virat Kohli remains the face of the Royal Challengers Bangalore. In IPL history, Kohli is the only player to have played for a single franchise. He was part of the RCB camp in the inaugural edition, in 2008, after leading the Indian U-19 team to win the World Cup.
Series win on Australian Soil
Virat Kohli was the first Indian captain to win a Test series in Australia and has the most number of wins in Tests as an Indian captain. He took up Test captaincy in 2014. Indian skipper Virat Kohli created history with a 2-1 series win (2019) over Australia in their backyard as he became the first-ever Indian captain to win a series. Neither Sourav Ganguly nor Sunil Gavaskar nor MS Dhoni could achieve the milestone and Kohli made the record in the first attempt. Kohli is the only Indian captain to win two Test series on Australian soil. However, the second series win came under the captaincy of Ajinkya Rahane’s historic series win.