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Virat Kohli was in sublime form with the bat during the five-match T20I series against England.

India captain Virat Kohli was in sublime form with the bat during the five-match T20I series against England. He finished the series as the leading run-scorer with 231 runs at a brilliant average of 115.5 and a strike rate of 147.13.

Kohli’s unbeaten innings of 80 runs off just 52 balls in the final T20I at the Narendra Modi Stadium also helped the Men in Blue to post a mammoth total of 224 against the Eoin Morgan-led side.

As the two teams are now gearing up for the three-match ODI series, Virat is standing on the cusp of joining an elite list in the 50-over format.

Ahead of the first ODI which is scheduled to take place at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune, the 32-year-old could become only the fourth batsman to score 5000 ODI runs on the home soil after the likes of India’s Sachin Tendulkar (6976), Australia’s Ricky Ponting (5406), and South Africa’s Jacques Kallis (5178).

Virat Kohli has accumulated 4865 runs at home so far in the One-Day International format.

Notably, the Delhi-born cricketer hasn’t scored a century in international cricket since the pink-ball Test against Bangladesh at the historic Eden Gardens in Kolkata in November 2019.

Moreover, his last ODI hundred came against Australia at the JSCA International Stadium in Ranchi in March 2019. 

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