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2016 - The Year Of Virat Kohli

  • Virat Kohli - The only Indian to score 3 double hundreds in a calendar year. 200 vs West Indies at Antigua, 211 vs New Zealand at Indore, 235 vs England at Mumbai.
  • His 235 vs England at Wankhede is the best innings by an Indian test captain, bettering MS Dhoni's 224.
  • Kohli became only the third Indian to record 600 plus runs in a year twice after Sunil Gavaskar and Rahul Dravid. 
  • Only Indian to score over 1000 test runs
  • Kohli is the first batsman to simultaneously average more than 50 in all three formats of international cricket.
  • Kohli took his win tally to 14 in 22 tests, joint third most for Indian captain but has best success rate.
  • For the first time in 7 years India were unbeaten in tests in a year. 
  • He scored most T20 international runs - 641 in 15 matches at a stunning average of 106.
  • Kohli topped the run charts for IPL 2016 with 973 runs, most in a single edition.
  •  Kohli also took overall IPL runs tally to 4110, the most by any player in tournament history.