- Kohli notched up 1,215 runs at an average of 75.94 in 18 innings.
- In 13 T20 innings in 2016, Kohli scored 641 runs, 7 unbeaten knocks and a jaw-dropping average of 106.83.
While millions have been cribbing about the year 2016, one man is just walking into the New Year like a boss. We all have inscribed his name in our minds – Virat Kohli. The Indian Test captain is probably the only man in this nation who would want to relive this year time and again.
From bringing India to the no.1 spot in the ICC Test rankings to marching on scripting several milestones in his career, Kohli did nothing wrong in 2016. And now, after being ignored from the ICC’s Test Team of the Year, the run machine has been adjudged as the Captain of the Test, ODI and T20 teams of the year by Cricket Australia.
The Indian skipper also topped the elite list of Top 20 players of 2016 by Lord’s Cricket Ground.
This man just continues to win accolades and never gets disheartened if something does not go his way. There is hardly anything that does not go his way because his enigmatic character makes it evident that he just loves winning.
Let us just take a look at some mindboggling statistics of Virat Kohli in 2016. (After looking at this numbers, one will have no doubt in his or her minds why this man deserves all the accolades from around the world):
Tests: Kohli notched up 1,215 runs at an average of 75.94 in 18 innings.
ODIs: 739 runs came from 10 matches outings at an astounding average of 92.38.
T20s: Do you still remember the innings that Kohli played against Australia during the ICC World T20 2016 in Mohali? Then you won’t have to flex your memory muscles much to get adjusted with these numbers –
13 innings, 641 runs, 7 unbeaten knocks and a jaw-dropping average of 106.83.
IPL: One might just feel bad about Kohli, who was unable to guide Royal Challengers Bangalore to their maiden IPL title. But one look at his statistics and all that sad jazz will gone in no time –
16 matches, 973 runs and yet again an incredible average of 81.08.
The more one writes about him the less it is. So let us just pray for Kohli and may he continue to stun us with all the qualities he possesses in the upcoming year.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:58 PM IST