Virat Kohli’s Team India may have lost the 4th ODI at Johannesburg but that did not stop the Indian captain from breaking old records held by legendary cricketers. Virat Kohli scored 75 in a losing cause but broke records of Brian Lara, Rahul Dravid and Mohammed Azharuddin while at it. The Indian captain has been in an ominous form lately as he already has two centuries to his name in the ongoing ODI series against South Africa. He also has a half-century in the four games he played in coloured jersey.
So in this article, we will list out records broken by Virat Kohli:
679 – Virat Kohli’s 679 runs on this tour already are the most by an Indian captain in a single tour. Rahul Dravid aggregated 645 runs in the all formats during the 2006 Windies tour. Virat still has two ODIs and 3 T20Is to better the record.
#TeamIndia 289/7 in 50 overs (Dhawan 109, Virat 75).
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 10, 2018
679 – The 679 runs by Kohli in this tour are the most for a visiting captain on a South African tour. He went past Brian Lara’s 627 runs that came in the 2003/04 tour. Well, this is big as it is a 12-year-old record.
With 9423 runs, Virat Kohli has now made it to the top five ODI run-getters from India going past Mohammed Azharuddin. Sachin Tendulkar with 18,426 runs in ODIs is at the top of the table. It will take some time for Kohli to break that record, but one can certainly say it must be in his sight now.
Meanwhile, India lost the 4th ODI due to the D/L method. India scored 290 runs. Shikhar Dhawan also scored a century — he scored 109. When South Africa started to chase, rain interrupted proceedings and the hosts needed just 202 from 28 overs. With wickets in hand, they chased it down easily with 15 balls to spare. The series now stands 3-1 in favour of India. South Africa have also kept their record of never being defeated in the Pink jersey alive.