As the year 2022 comes to an end, cricket fans witnessed a lot of record-breaking moments and milestones from the world's best batsman Virat Kohli. King Kohli has given a lot of good memories to be cherished forever in the year 2022 and the fans are eagerly awaiting to see the updated version of Virat Kohli in the next coming years.
Here in this article, we will see what all records and milestone can be achieved by Virat Kohli in the upcoming calendar year (2023).
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1. Most centuries in ODI history
Indian team would be playing a lot of ODI matches in 2023 keeping the upcoming World Cup in mind. Thus Virat Kohli might break the record of Sachin's tally of 49 ODI centuries to become the batsman with most centuries in ODI history. Virat Kohli needs 6 ODI centuries in 2023 to achieve this record.
Most centuries in ODIs:
Sachin Tendulkar - 49
Virat Kohli - 44
Ricky Ponting - 30
2. First batsman to reach 7000 runs in IPL:
Virat Kohli currently is the leading run-scorer in IPL history with 6624 runs from 215 innings. Kohli would need 376 runs in the upcoming IPL 2023 edition to become the first batsman to reach the milestone of 7000 runs in IPL history.
3. Fifth batsman to reach 13K runs in ODIs & sixth batsman to reach 25K runs in international cricket:
Virat Kohli has scored 12,471 ODI runs in 256 innings & 24,598 international runs in 540 innings in his career so far. He needs 529 more runs in ODIs to reach 13,000 runs and by doing so he will reach the milestone of 25,000 international runs as well.
Most runs in ODIs:
Sachin Tendulkar - 18,426
Kumar Sangakkara - 14,234
Ricky Ponting - 13,704
Sanath Jayasuriya - 13,430
Mahela Jayawardene - 12,650
Virat Kohli - 12,471
Most runs in international cricket:
Sachin Tendulkar - 34,357
Kumar Sangakkara - 28,016
Ricky Ponting - 27,483
Mahela Jayawardene - 25,957
Jacques Kallis - 25,534
Virat Kohli - 24,598
4. Virat Kohli is once again touching the batting average of 50 in Test cricket
Virat Kohli has scored 8119 runs in Test cricket from 177 innings at a batting average of 48.90. Once again Kohli fans would want to see the star batter averaging fifty-plus in all three formats of the game with the bat.
If Kohli scores 181 more runs in Test without getting dismissed, then he will reach a batting average of 50. The number of runs needed for Kohli to achieve this feat in 2023 would change depending on the number of innings King Kohli bats and based on number of dismissals in the further innings.
Among current batters, Steven Smith and Kane Williamson averages above fifty in Tests.
5. Only 2nd batsman to score more than 5000 runs against Australia in international cricket
Virat Kohli has scored 4559 international runs against Australia from 98 innings at a batting average of 51.80. He might complete the milestone of reaching 5000 international runs against Australia during the upcoming home series in Feb-Mar 2023. India and Australia will be playing 4 Tests and 3 ODIs respectively.
Most runs vs Australia in international cricket
Sachin Tendulkar - 6707 (144 inns)
Brian Lara - 4714 (108 inns)
Virat Kohli - 4559 (98 inns)
6. Most centuries against Sri Lanka in ODI history
Virat Kohli has joint-most hundreds vs Sri Lanka in ODIs and if he scores one more hundred then he will surpass the record of Sachin Tendulkar for having most centuries against Sri Lanka in ODI history.
Most centuries vs Sri Lanka in ODIs:
Sachin Tendulkar/Virat Kohli - 8
Saeed Anwar - 7
Adam Gilchrist/Gautam Gambhir/Rohit Sharma - 6
7. Kohli can become first Indian batsman to score 50 fifty-plus scores in IPL
Virat Kohli has 49 fifty-plus scores in IPL history overall. He has 44 fifties and 5 centuries in IPL from 215 innings. Only David Warner has more number of fifty-plus scores than Virat Kohli in IPL.
Most fifty-plus scores in IPL:
David Warner - 59
Shikhar Dhawan '/ Virat Kohli - 49
AB de Villiers - 43
Most centuries in IPL:
Chris Gayle - 6
Virat Kohli - 5
Jos Buttler - 5
Kohli might equal Gayle's IPL record of hitting 6 centuries if he manages to get one more ton in IPL.