India skipper Virat Kohli made headlines during the second Test against South Africa in Pune after scoring a career-best 254* in the first innings. This was Kohli’s seventh double ton in Tests, most by an Indian batsman. With this knock, Kohli also went past the 7000-run mark in the longer format of the game. While the captain has been etching his name in the record books, there are certain records that he might not be able to break ever.
Highest individual Test score
Former West Indies captain Brian Lara holds the record for the highest individual score in Test matches. Lara scored 400* against England and is followed by Matthew Hayden who hammered 380 vs Zimbabwe. Kohli’s highest individual score came in the second Test against South Africa.
100 international tons
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for the most number of international tons. Tendulkar in a career of almost 24 years struck 100 hundreds. Kohli who will be turning 31 in November has 68 centuries to his name. Considering his age and fitness, the present Indian skipper still has around 7-8 years left but he still needs 32 hundreds to equal Sachin’s record. This means Kohli has to notch at least 4-5 hundreds in a year. If he plays for this long, he might surpass Sachin’s record though.
Highest individual ODI score
Virat Kohli’s highest individual 183 came against Pakistan while the international record is held by Rohit Sharma. Sharma struck 264 against Sri Lanka and has three double tons to his name. While Kohli has been among the runs for the past 5-6 years consistently, he hasn’t really got close to a double hundred.