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Virat Kohli 500th match: A look at the legend’s career in numbers

On Thursday, when he hits the pitch against the West Indies in the second and final Test of the series, star Indian batter Virat Kohli will be writing history.

The veteran Indian batsman, whose career has been among the most renowned in the sport’s more than 300-year history, will play his 500th international game.

Virat Kohli has cemented his reputation as a sporting superstar ever since making his international debut in 2008. Cricket fans were aware that the Under-19 World Cup champion captain was bound for stardom, but the way he broke numerous records in the 2010s was unique in the sport. Virat had a prime in the 2010s that not many players in the game can claim.

Virat Kohli has played 110 Test matches for India, amassing 8,555 runs at an average of 48.88 runs per game. In his career, he has amassed 28 centuries and 29 half-centuries, with a top score of 254*. He is one of the greatest Test players of the contemporary era and India’s fifth-highest run scorer ever.

Virat Kohli is the Indian batsman with the most double centuries, having scored seven in total. Don Bradman, a legend in Australia, has scored 12 double tonnes, which is the most.

The Test captain, Virat Kohli, is one of India’s greatest success stories. He commanded India in 68 tests. Virat has won 40 of them, lost just 17 of them, and drawn 11 others. He is one of India’s top Test captains, with a win percentage of 58.82. His accomplishments as Test captain include winning three ICC World Test Championship championships, becoming the first Indian captain to defeat Australia in a series, and developing a world-class pace attack.

The 34-year-old’s test record against the West Indies is strong. He has 898 runs at an average of 44.90 in 15 games. His greatest score was 200, and he also has two centuries and six fifties. In the Windies, he has not performed at his best. He has 539 runs at an average of 38.50 in 10 Caribbean Test matches. In Windies, he has recorded a century, three fifties, and a high score of 200.

Virat has scored 12,898 runs at an average of 57.32 in 274 ODI games. He has amassed 65 half-centuries and 46 centuries. In ODI cricket, he ranks as India’s second-highest run scorer. He ranks fifth overall among ODI cricket players in terms of runs scored.

Virat scored 8,000 runs (175 innings), 9,000 runs (194 innings), 10,000 runs (205 innings), 11,000 runs (222 innings), and 12,000 runs (242 innings) in the fastest time in ODI history.

The seasoned batter has amassed the most runs in T20I format history. He has 4,008 runs at an average of 52.73 in 115 games. In the format, he has one century and 37 fifties, with a high score of 122*. The most of any player, he also has 38 scores of fifty or above.

In T20 World Cups, Virat activates his “Beast Mode.” He is the greatest run-scorer in the history of the competition with 1,141 runs in 27 matches at an average of 81.50 with 14 fifties. In 2014 and 2016, he received the “Player of the Tournament” honour. While pursuing in T20 World Cups, he had fantastic statistics. Virat has a batting average of 518.00 and has scored 518 runs in nine innings! This is due to the fact that he was only let go once while pursuing. He has chased in seven innings, scoring half centuries.

Virat has scored 25,461 runs at an average of 53.48 in 558 innings across 499 international games. He has 131 fifties and 75 centuries, with a best score of 254*. He has scored the sixth-most runs in the history of the game and the second-most centuries. Nobody has scored runs and hundreds at the rate Virat has since the 2000s.

Virat has a stellar international track record against the West Indies. He has 3,729 runs at an average of 58.26 in 71 games. In 74 innings, he has amassed 11 centuries, 23 fifties, and a 200-plus score. He has participated in 31 international games for the West Indies, amassing 1,476 runs at an average of 47.61. In 34 innings, he has scored five and seven centuries, with the highest score being 200.

Squads:

India squad: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishan Kishan(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammed Siraj, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Srikar Bharat, Axar Patel, Navdeep Saini, Mukesh Kumar

West Indies squad: Kraigg Brathwaite(c), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Jermaine Blackwood, Alick Athanaze, Joshua Da Silva(w), Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Rahkeem Cornwall, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican, Shannon Gabriel, Kirk McKenzie, Kevin Sinclair.