Virat Kohli Creates History In the Caribbean

Virat Kohli cuts through the covers
Virat Kohli cuts through the covers

Legendary Indian cricketer Virat Kohli added yet another feather to his cap during his 500th international fixture as he leapfrogged Sunil Gavaskar to become the 2nd highest run-getter for India against the West Indies in the Caribbean islands.

Kohli was at his fluent best on Thursday as he dished out pristine strokeplay while also milking singles and doubles as hard as he could.

In the process, he not only became the first cricketer to score 50+ runs in his 500th game, but he also leapfrogged Jacques Kallis to become the 5th highest run-scorer in the history of international cricket.

Out of those 25,500+ runs that Virat has scored, 1529 have come in the Caribbean islands.

Since playing his maiden game in the Caribbean in 2011, Kohli has scored 1529 runs at an average of 54.60 with the help of 8 50s and 5 hundreds, including a Test double-ton in Antigua in 2016.

Only Rahul Dravid- 1838 runs in 39 innings at an average of 55.69- has scored more runs for India than Virat in the West Indies.

Gavaskar, meanwhile, scored 1522 runs in the Caribbean at an average of 66.17 with 7 centuries against his name.

Meanwhile, Kohli will be looking to make his 500th international fixture even more memorable by scoring his 76th ton- and 29th in Test cricket- on Friday morning.

At the time of writing, Kohli was unbeaten on 88 (165), with the Indian score reading 296/4.