Nowadays, if e hear the name Cricket, then Virat Kohli will come to everyone’s mind. It has been a great year for the Indian captain Virat Kohli as he already broke so many international records this year. Everyone is wondering about his fitness, today he scored another double century against Sri lanka and still after completing the back to back double hundreds, he was quite fit and running so hard between the wickets.
The amount of hard work and dedication he has put in over the years is reflecting upon his brilliant run right now and technically. He has broke so many records this year. Today, he broke the record of West Indies legendary batsman Brian Lara who scored 5 double centuries in test cricket as a captain. Kohli surpasses him by scoring his 6th double century in test as a captain.
Virat Kohli has scored 2768 international runs this year so far, but who has more than him ? it’s none other than the former Australian legendary batsman Ricky Ponting who scored 2833 international runs in 2005 (World Record). Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara came close to breaching that landmark in 2014, where he scored 2,813 runs in 47 matches.
Kohli goes past Kane Williamson
The best batsman of New Zealand Cricket team, Kane Williamson has scored 2692 runs from just 46 innings in 2015 but the Indian Skipper went past that tally and moves to third position in the list of highest run scorers in a calendar year. You will surprise not to see the name of the greatest batsman Sachin Tendulkar in this list. But Indian wall Rahul Dravid is at 6th position with 2626 runs in 1999. Ricky Ponting, Kumar Sangakkara and Virat Kohli appear twice in the top 10.
Here is the list of highest run scorers in a calendar year