List of unwanted records in Virat Kohli's name

Here in this article, we will have a look at some unwanted records of Virat Kohli in his career.

Sudharshan SridharanAuthor

Updated - 30 September 2022 07:22 PM

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Virat Kohli achievements in international cricket speaks for himself as he has a phenomenal career for India and has broken many records in the span of last 10-12 years in both international cricket and IPL. However, despite all his phenomenal achievements and records, there has been some unwanted records for him in his playing career so far. In this article, we will have a look at some unwanted records of Virat Kohli in his career.

1. Lowest totals recorded under his captaincy in IPL & Test match:

In IPL 2017 against KKR, RCB team recorded lowest total (49) ever in IPL history. None of the RCB batters ended scoring in double figures and it became a big embarrassment for Kohli and his team.

Lowest totals in IPL:
RCB - 49 vs KKR in Kolkata, 2017
RR - 58 vs RCB in Cape Town, 2009
DC - 66 vs MI in Delhi, 2017 

On Dec, 2020 in 1st Test match against Australia, Indian team recorded their lowest ever Test total (36) under Virat Kohli's captaincy. Although later India ended up winning the Test series with a stunning comeback but Kohli played only 1st Test of that series which ended in disaster.

Lowest totals for India in Test cricket:
36 vs AUS in Adelaide, 2020
42 vs ENG in Lord's, 1974
58 vs AUS in Brisbane, 1947
58 vs ENG in Manchester, 1952
66 vs SA in Durban, 1996

2. Holds the record for losing joint-most Test matches as Indian captain outside home soil

Virat Kohli as Test Captain lost 17 out of 68 matches overall. Out of 17 losses, 15 have come outside the country which remains to be joint-most for an Indian captain. 

Most Test matches lost outside home soil as an Indian captain:

MS Dhoni - 15
Virat Kohli - 15
MAK Pataudi - 10
Mohammad Azharuddin - 10
Sourav Ganguly - 10

Kohli as Captain lost 3 Test matches in South Africa, 3 Test matches in Australia, 6 Test matches in England, 2 Test matches in New Zealand and 1 Test match on SL soil.

3. Century drought in international cricket for 1020 days

Virat Kohli despite being in great touch with bat throughout his career has failed to smash a single century in the year 2020 & 2021. Kohli has batted 83 innings without a century in intenational cricket from 6th Dec 2019 to 6th Sep 2022.

Most consecutive innings batted without a single century
(among top-15 run getters in international cricket) :

Sanath Jayasuriya - 88 innings
Virat Kohli - 83 innings
Shivnarine Chanderpaul - 78 inns  

4. Poor form in ODI WC Knock-out games:

Virat Kohli has managed to score only 73 runs in 6 innings at World Cup knock-out matches. Other than his 35 vs SL in WC 2011 Finals in the remaining WC Knock-out games he has failed to score at big stage which has proved to be too costly for Indian side as they couldn't progress to the next stage of the tournament unfortunately. He got out for 1(13) vs AUS in WC 2015 Semi-final game and for 1(6) vs NZ in WC 2019 Semi-final game and in both WC India made an exit after Semi-Finals.

Kohli Scores in WC Knock-outs: 24, 9, 35, 3, 1 & 1.

Least batting average in World Cup knock-out games among batters who played minimum five innings at number 1-7 position:

Ian Botham - 10.4
Virat Kohli - 12.16
Brendon McCullum - 14.66

Virat Kohli got dismissed for just 5 runs vs Pakistan also in CT 2017 finals and unfortunately India lost that final game as well.

5. Holds the record for losing most matches in IPL

Virat Kohli has been part of 111 loses in IPL which remains to be most for any player in the league history.

Most matches lost in IPL overall:
Virat Kohli - 111
Dinesh Karthik - 109
Robin Uthappa - 108

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