For A Third Year Running, Virat Kohli Ends A Calendar Year As The Highest Run-getter Across All Formats

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In the calendar year 2018, Kohli scored a total of 2,653 runs across all the formats, meaning he finished as the highest run-getter for the year

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Updated On:

Scoring runs and creating records - Indian skipper Virat Kohli loves doing these two things more so than anything else. Ever since stepping his foot in the international arena, the right-handed batsman from Delhi has taken the world by storm. With every passing day, he just keeps on getting better and better. And the number speaks for themselves!

In the calendar year 2018, Kohli scored a total of 2,653 runs across all the formats, meaning he finished as the highest run-getter for the year. It also meant for the third year running, the Indian skipper had achieved the feat.

Last year also, he was on top after scoring an astonishing 2,818 runs in the three formats, his highest ever in a full year. It was also the third best performance in terms of runs for a batsman in a calendar year. Prior to that in 2016, he had managed to amass 2,595 runs across the formats, again the highest for any player.

Apart from personal glory, Kohli also lead his team to a landmark, which came after India's massive win over Australia in the third Test in Melbourne. The 137-run win in the Boxing Day Test meant that India joined an illustrious list of teams to have won 150 Test matches.

The 'Men in Blue' managed to achieve this historic achievement in their 532nd match and became just the fifth nation to reach the landmark. The other four teams in the list are Australia, West Indies, South Africa and England.

READ: India Joins An Elite List, Becomes Just The Fifth Team To Win 150 Test Matches

Australia lead the list with 384 wins in 817 matches, followed by England, who have 364 wins in 1007 matches. West Indies are the third most successful team in the Test history, having won 171 out of their 539 matches. They are followed by South Africa, who have 162 wins in 428 matches. And now, India has joined the list.

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