Current: December 7, 2017 5:47 pm
Two double hundreds of years, 1 century and a fifty – these are some of the highlights of Indian captain’s Virat Kohli in the just lately concluded Take a look at series in opposition to Sri Lanka. With his destructive variety, Kohli stitched 610 operates in 5 innings at an average of 152 in five innings and gained himself the Man of the Sequence accolade. The efficiency a lot more bore fruit with Global Cricket Council (ICC) asserting on Thursday that the correct-handed batsman has climbed up to the second situation in ICC Take a look at batting rankings.
It is just 1 of the quite a few things that have long gone correct for Kohli this 12 months. In 2017, he has scored 2818 operates across all formats, the third maximum by any participant, with only Kumar Sangakkara (2868 in 2014) and former Australian captain Ricky Ponting (2833 in 2015), over him. With his consistency in batting, no 1 is left doubting Kohli’s capacity, together with Sangakkara himself, who mentioned that the Indian captain will be equipped to break his report the in 2018.
Replying to a tweet by a BBC Sri Lankan reporter, the former Sri Lankan cricketer mentioned that Kohli belongs to a different course. “I really don’t imagine that will very last extended the way @imVkohli is batting. He will likely overtake it subsequent 12 months and then do it once again the 12 months immediately after. He is a different course.”
Unfortunately, the Indian captain will not be equipped to break Sangakkara’s report this 12 months as he has been rested for the upcoming ODI and T20 series in opposition to Sri Lanka this month and will only return subsequent 12 months for the Take a look at series in opposition to South Africa. Do you imagine Kohli can get previous Sangakkara subsequent 12 months?
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