For a batsman who averaged a century almost every five-Test innings until 2019, Virat Kohli has certainly hit a slump in form with an extended century drought. The Indian skipper has now gone without a single triple-digit score for nearly two years.
Though he has not managed to break his century-less streak, the 32-year-old still has been influential with the willow. Captaining his side at the ongoing World Test Championship Final against New Zealand, he is celebrating his 10 years of Test career.
In the same light, we bring you 7 Test cricket records held by Virat Kohli:
7. Most successful Indian Captain in Test Cricket
Virat Kohli is the most successful Indian captain in Test cricket with 36 wins, 14 losses and 10 draws. On Saturday, he also surpassed MS Dhoni as the most capped Indian skipper in the longest format.
6. First Indian Captain to win a Test series in Australia
A record that none of his predecessors could achieve. Virat Kohli is the first Indian skipper to win a Test series Down Under. Team India defeated Australia 2-1 during the 2018-19 Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
5. Most Double Hundreds in Test cricket as a Skipper
In 2017, Virat Kohli added another feather to his illustrious Test career. He is the only skipper to hit seven double hundreds in Test matches, and fifth overall. Sir Donald Bradman has the most number of double tons — 11 — to his name.
4. Most consecutive Test series wins as captain
Virat Kohli is credited with having won the joint-most consecutive test series as captain. Between 2015 and 2017, he won nine consecutive series equalling Ricky Ponting’s record who achieved the same feat from 2005-2008.
3. Fastest Indian to score 25 Test tons
In 2018, Virat Kohli became the fastest Indian and second overall, after Don Bradman (68th innings), to register 25 tons in Test cricket. He had achieved the feat in his 127th innings.
2. Most games without a defeat as an Indian captain
Under Virat Kohli, India recorded their longest unbeaten streak of 18 Test matches going past their previous best of 17. The streak began in 2015 against Sri Lanka and ended with a 333-run defeat to Australia in Pune.
1. First Indian Captain to register twin tons on captaincy debut
Virat Kohli captained India for the first time in the longest format during the first Test of the 2014/15 Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Adelaide. Even though India narrowly lost the Test match, he achieved a feat that no other Indian skipper could manage.
His 115 in the first innings, followed by a 141 in the second innings, saw him become the first Indian cricketer to slam twin tons on his Test captaincy debut. Former Australian skipper Greg Chappell is the only player to have done the same.