Stats: Most international runs in a calendar year

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Sri Lanka, after faltering to three series whitewash in a year, are getting hammered in India. India, in the 3rd test against Sri Lanka, were on 371/4 at the stumps at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi. Kohli went past 5000 Test runs and broke multiple records.

Virat Kohli, today became the 26th batsman in international cricket history to score 16000 international runs, and he is only the fifth Indian batsman to have achieved this feat. The Indian skipper joins the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and Virender Sehwag.

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Kohli does it again

Kohli, in the year of 2017, has 2681 runs, overtaking his previous best 2595 runs last year. The 29-year-old batter is only the second cricketer after Australia’s former skipper Ricky Ponting to notch up 2500-plus runs in a calendar year as the captain of the side.

After Kohli and Ricky Ponting, the legendary former Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara is next in the table with 2813 runs from 47 matches with a best of 319. New Zealand’s Kane Williamson is at third place with 2692 runs from 39 matches. He achieved the feat in the year 2015. Kohli is currently at the fourth spot with 2681 runs from 46 matches.

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