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Written by : Info Box Team

Words can never describe Virat Kohli's batting on the field. Words are not enough to say about this modern day aggressive cricketer. His passion for the game made him one of the best batsmen in world cricket. Kohli's passion, emotion, aggressiveness and stylishness make his fans go gaga over him. Whenever he took his stance at the crease, most of the cricket freaks expect a century from him and it happened in the ongoing series as he hit his 40th ton against Australia in Nagpur.

Indian Run-Machine Virat Kohli broke some of the world records and registered his name in the history of cricket books. Virat Kohli slams century against the mighty Australian bowling line-up with his trademark shots. Let us have a look at the stats of the Virat Kohli's records.

40 Virat Kohli is the second player in the world to hit the most number of centuries in the 50-over format after Sachin Tendulkar (49).

216 – King Kohli took 216 innings to complete his 40th ton while Indian master blaster Sachin completed 23 centuries in his 216 innings.

32 – Virat Kohli has got 32 Man of the Match awards in the ODI cricket and also surpassed former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly's (31) record. Sachin was awarded (Man-of-the-Match) 62 times for his stellar performance in the white ball cricket.

33 – World No 1 batsman (Kohli) & former World No 1 batsman (Sachin) stay top on the list with the number of centuries for winning the team in the limited-overs format. Ricky Ponting (25) and Hashim Amla (24) are in the second and third places respectively.

9000 - Indian skipper has become the fastest batsman to score 9000 runs as a skipper in the ODI format. Kohli surpassed Ricky Ponting's record as Kohli took 159 innings to score 9k runs while former Aussies skipper took 203 innings to reach this landmark.

65 – Kohli hit 65 centuries in all the formats, staying third on the list. Sachin Tendulkar (100) and Ricky Ponting (71) are on the top list.

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