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Virat Kohli: An incredible 31 records to mark his 31st birthday - pictures

Indian captain one of the all-time legends, as his astonishing statistics prove

It's fair to say Virat Kohli has had quite an impact on cricket in India and on the world stage.

The Indian captain is one of the greatest batsmen of all time, as his succession of records prove.

His made his one-day debut for India at the age of 19, and now 12 years later he is challenging all the statistics. Only last year he was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine.

Kohli celebrates his 31st birthday on Tuesday, and to mark the occassion his Indian Premier League club, the Royal Challengers Bangalore, tweeted 31 of his many records.

To see the best pictures of Kohli, take a look through the photo gallery above. To move on to the next image, click on the arrows or, if using a mobile device, simply swipe the picture.

Here is the impressive list. Happy birthday Virat Kohli!

1. The only player to average more than 50 runs in all three formats of international cricket

2. 2762 runs at Chinnaswamy Stadium. Most runs at a venue in T20 cricket

3. 8556 - Most T20 runs scored by an Indian

4. 5412 - Most runs scored by an individual, in IPL history

5. 26 - Most centuries in second innings in ODIs

6. 416 innings - Fastest to 20000 international runs

7. 333 innings - Fastest to reach 15,000 runs in international cricket

8. 205 innings - Fastest to reach 10000 ODI runs

9. Top Indian run-scorer in ODIs, for 5 consecutive years - 2010 - 2014

10. 973 - Most runs in a single season of IPL (2016)

11. First cricketer to score 20000 international runs in a decade

12. 11 innings - Fastest to 1000 ODI runs in a calendar year (2018)

13. Two time ICC Cricketer of the year - 2017, 2018

14. First to score 100s in three consecutive ODI innings against two opponents – West Indies and Sri Lanka

15. 1460 - Most ODI runs in a year, as a captain (2017)

16. First captain to score five successive World Cup 50s

17. First Test captain to score 1000 runs in three consecutive calendar years - 2016, 2017 and 2018

18. First Indian to hit seven double hundreds in Test cricket

19. First captain to make 200 runs across two innings of a Test match, 10 times

20. 10 - Most number of 150-plus scores as a Test captain

21. First captain to hit six ODI hundreds in a calendar year

22. 4 - Most double-century partnerships with a single batting partner - Rohit Sharma

23. 6 - Instances of scoring 300+ runs in a bilateral ODI series

24. 31 - Most Test wins as captain for India

25. 254* (vs South Africa) - The highest score in Tests by an Indian captain

26. Only player to score 15000+ runs at an average of over 50

27. 18 - his jersey number.

28. 4968 - Most runs scored by an Indian captain in Tests

29. First batsman to score three double centuries, two years in a row

30. 80.00 - Highest ODI average as captain (min 10 ODIs)

31. 60.31 - Highest average in ODI cricket (50+ ODIs)

Updated: November 5, 2019 07:51 PM

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