Mumbai: Team India captain Virat Kohli has been in top form this year, with the Delhi batsman smashing two double centuries against Sri Lanka in the recently-concluded Tests.
With the knock of 243 in the third Test, the 29-year-old has got six Test double tons under his belt. The top-order batsman ended the Sri Lanka series with an aggregate of 610 runs from three matches.
In the 16 innings from 10 Test matches he has played this year, Kohli has scored 5 centuries, three double tons and one half-century so far, with an average of 75. 64. Interestingly, four of them came against the Islanders.
Kohli recently became the top-scorer in ODIs in 2017, aggregating 1460 runs from 26 matches. Rohit Sharma is behind the captain, with 1076 runs in total.
Replying to a tweet, Sri Lanka legend Kumar Sangakkara said that Kohli could break the former’s record of 2868 runs in 2014.
Kumar Sangakkara’s 2868 runs in 2014 will remain as the highest tally ever recorded in a calendar year as Virat Kohli ends year 2017 with 2818 runs #Cricket— Azzam Ameen (@AzzamAmeen) December 5, 2017
I don’t think that will last long the way @imVkohli is batting. He will probably overtake it next year and then do it again the year after. He is a different class.— Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) December 6, 2017
Virat Kohli has finished 2017 with 2818 runs in all formats, and will take a break for the limited-overs break against Sri Lanka, to prepare for the South Africa tour.
In Kohli’s absence, Rohit Sharma will lead the side, as they look to continue their dominance at home.