When Virat Kohli was walking out to play the Test series in England, the first thing going through his mind would be the aim of removing dark spots that were added to his glorious cricketing book when he played his last Test series in the United Kingdom. Virat Kohli scored 131 runs against England with average of only 13.1 in 10 innings in the year 2014.
He surpassed his total runs of 2014 series in the very first innings he played after he scored 149 runs against England at the Edgbaston to guide his team to a respectable total. What’s the first sign of a true champion? The true champion doesn’t let his past influence the outcome of his future. That’s the kind of winning attitude that is taking him to places at the point of the career where players enter the stage of international arena as a rookie.
He is making records after records in his splendid career and the Trent Bridge Test proved out to be a terrific outing for him in terms of his milestones and achievements.
Most number of 200 runs in the winning cause as captain
Virat Kohli now holds the record of scoring the most number of 200 runs in the winning cause while leading a team. The Australian captains Don Bradman and Ricky Ponting had achieved this feat for 6 times before the Indian captain taking them over by increasing his tally to 7.
The most successful Indian batsman as leader in England
The record of scoring the most number of runs as Indian captain in England that was held by Muhammad Azharuddin is broke by Virat Kohli succeeding his magnificent show at the Trent Bridge with bat.
Kohli scored 97 runs in the first innings and 103 runs in the second innings to help his team in the remarkable victory of Nottingham Test.
Second on the list of the most successful captains of India
Virat Kohli has made his way on the second position in the list of the most successful Indian Captains after being held as triumphant in the Trent Bridge encounter.
He has exceeded the total wins of Sourav Ganguly (21 wins as captain) following his 22nd victory as captain and is just behind Mahendra Singh Dhoni who has got 27 wins in his leadership account.
The number one batsman of the purest form of the game
ICC has updated their rankings subsequent to the third Test match between England and India. Virat Kohli is now the number one test batsman after he left Steven Smith behind with his ratings of 937. He would be to looking to maintain his position to be the best of the modern era in the the purest form of the game.