5 Unwanted Records held by Virat Kohli

One of the greatest players in cricketing history, Virat Kohli has defined the modern game with his magical batting ability, world-class fitness and never-say-die attitude. These qualities have allowed the 35-year-old to break countless records and now summit those which were considered unbreakable. But in his illustrious 16-year career, Kohli has a few undesirable records against his name, out of which let us look at five.

5 Unwanted Records held by Virat Kohli 

Most IPL matches lost as a player:

Despite being arguably the best player in IPL history, Virat Kohli has failed to win the tournament even once. This lack of titles has majority caused by the make-up of his team, the Royal Challengers Bengaluru, who haven’t won any IPLs so far. Adding to this poor record,  Virat Kohli is the player with 124 losses, the most  in IPL history.

Slowest century in IPL history: 

Virat Kohli is the highest run-scorer in IPL history with a tally of 7763 runs and by reaching this four-figure mark, the King has hit eight centuries. But amidst these eight tons, Kohli has the slowest century in IPL history. This unwanted record came against the Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2024 where he reached the three-figure mark in 67 balls before carrying his bat by scoring 113 runs in 72 deliveries. 

Most IPL 50s in a losing cause:

The former Indian captain has one ended as the lone warrior for the Royal Challengers Bengaluru with Virat Kohli holding one end and keeping his side in the game. But with RCB’s consistently poor performance over IPL’s 17-year history, Kohli has ended up with the most half-centuries in losing causes as the 35-year-old has 29 50s in defeats.

Lowest totals recorded under his captaincy in IPL & Test cricket:

In IPL 2017 against KKR, the RCB team managed to score only 49 runs, the lowest total ever in IPL history. Then in  the 1st Test match against Australia in December 2020, the 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 Kohli played only the 1st Test of that series which ended in disaster.

Joint-most Test defeats 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.  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.

 

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