India's team captain, Virat Kohli, could add another record to his account when India faces England in the fifth and final round starting Friday at Kennington Oval in London. Virat Kohli has 23 centuries to his credit and the Indian captain is a century away from the legend of the batting of the West Indies Vivian Richards, who has 24 centuries under his belt. Kohli, 29, has played 70 Tests so far, scoring 6098 runs with an average of 54.44, while Richards scored 8540 in 121 Tests with an average of 50.23.
With 23 centuries, Kohli is in place 25 in the list of most of the centuries in Tests. Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar heads the score with 51 centuries.
Kohli is also the 6th Indian cricketer to score 1500 more runs against England. Indian batting superstar Tendulkar tops the list with 2535 runs against England. He achieved seven centuries and 13 and a half centuries with an average of 51.73.
In ODI, Kohli is second on the list of scorers of the century in ODI. With 35 centuries to its credit, Kohli is behind Tendulkar, which has 49 centuries under its belt. Kohli has scored 9779 runs in 211 ODI with an average of 58.20.
In addition to Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar (2483), Rahul Dravid (1950), Gundappa Viswanath (1880) and Dilip Vengsarkar (1589) are the Indian hitters who have scored more than 1500 runs against England.
Kohli also became the most advanced test captain in the country in the world. The record was previously occupied by the former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly, who has 1,693 races to his name. The captain of India took 19 tests to reach the milestone, while Ganguly played 28 tests abroad as captain.