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3 records that Virat Kohli can break during the ODI series against Australia

Records related to batting and Virat Kohli’s name not being there isn’t something one is familiar with. Such is the calibre of the batter that he has etched his name in almost every batting record. Standing tall on the reputation of “Greatest Batters in the World”, Kohli has taken the cricketing world by storm ever since he made his debut for India

Virat Kohli

The right-hander has set a high benchmark for him and it’s fair to say that among all formats he’s a different type of beast in the ODIs. The 34-year-old averages over 57 in the 50-over format, which speaks volumes about his standards as a batter. Kohli also has 46 tons in this format to go with 12809 runs to his name. 

3 records that Virat Kohli can break during the ODI series against Australia

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Virat Kohli | Reuters

India is hosting Australia for the three-match series. The first game is taking place in Mumbai on Friday (17th March), which will be followed by the second and third game to be played on 19th and 22nd March in Visakhapatnam and Chennai respectively. 

It’s fair to say that Virat Kohli will be the hot soup of the series as a majority of the limelight will be on him. After having three average years as an international cricketer, the 34-year-old has returned back to form and has started to score runs, half-centuries and centuries again. 

Whenever he bats there’s always excitement going on and it’ll be nothing less this around in the ODI series against Australia. The batter is on the verge of breaking another three records in the 50-over format and it’s fair to say that if he bats to the potential, he can break them easily. 

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Kohli is just 191 runs away from 13,000 ODI runs. With three-ODIs against Australia on frey, he can easily break that record. However, even if he scores only 191 runs in the next 58 innings, he will become the fastest to achieve the feat in the ODIs

Kohli is also two centuries away from breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most hundreds against Australia. He currently has 7 tons against the five-time world champions and even if he scores one century, he will equal the batting great’s record. 

Also, if he smashes three tons in the series, he will equal Tendulkar’s record of most centuries in ODI cricket. The batter currently has 46 hundreds and is just a few tons away from scripting history. 

Virat Kohli’s record against Australia in ODIs 

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Virat Kohli | ICC

Virat Kohli is an absolute beast when it comes to the ODIs against Australia. The batter has scored truckloads of runs against them. In 41 innings so far, the 34-year-old has amassed 2083 runs at a staggering average of 54.8. Apart from this, he also has smashed 8 centuries and 10 half-centuries against this opposition. 

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