Virat Kohli made his international debut for the Indian cricket team in August 2008 during an ODI against Sri Lanka and because of his talent and impressive batting skills, he gained recognition as one of the greatest batsmen of his generation. Over the years, Virat Kohli has achieved numerous records and milestones in international cricket. He has consistently performed at a high level and has been the backbone of the Indian batting lineup across all formats of the game. Kohli has a remarkable record of scoring centuries and has often led his team to victory with his batting prowess.
Kohli has received several awards and accolades for his performances on the cricket field. However, he is known for his aggression against Australian cricket on the field. Kohli always comes out as a ferocious player while playing against Australian bowlers. In this article, we have compiled a list of his records against Australia.
1) Most Runs in T20
Virat Kohli has scored the most T20 runs against Australia among all batsmen. He has been quite successful against the Australian cricket team in the T20 format. Kohli has played several T20 matches against Australia and has consistently performed well. He has showcased his exceptional batting skills and has accumulated a significant number of runs against them. Kohli has been part of 19 T20 fixtures against Australia and he has scored 718 runs at an average of 59.83 and a strike rate of 146.23. He has been a fear in the hearts of Australian bowlers when it comes to the T20 format.
2) Highest Score against Australia in T20
During the first T20 international of a three-match series between the two countries, Kohli scored an impressive 90 not out off 55 deliveries, which included nine boundaries and two sixes. His innings helped India reach a competitive total of 188 for 3 in their 20 overs. Australia won the toss and elected to field first. India batted first and set a target for Australia. Virat Kohli played a crucial role in India’s innings, contributing significantly to the team’s total. Australia, in their chase, fell short of the target and managed to score 151 for 9 in their allotted 20 overs. As a result, India won the match by 37 runs, with Virat Kohli’s innings being a key factor in their victory.
3) Highest Average by an Indian Batter
When it comes to limited-over format, Virat Kohli has been exceptional in front of Australian bowlers. Another notable record that he has against mighty Australia is that he is the only Indian batsman with the highest average in the T20 format against Australia. In 19 fixtures, which Kohli has been part of, Virat’s average has come out to 59.83. The number is the highest among all the past and active Indian batsmen.
4) Most Half-Centuries against Australia
Virat Kohli is the king of numbers and he is one of the top names at the age of 34 when it comes to highest scorers in international cricket. However, Virat Kohli also holds another record against Australia as he has scored the most half-centuries against Aussies in the T20 format. In 18 innings against Australia, Virat Kohli has scored 7 half-centuries. His highest score has been 90* but he has also scored 85 off 61 in Sydney (2020), 82* off 51 in (Mohali – 2016 T20 World Cup) and 72* off 38 in Bengaluru (2019).
5) Most Sixes against Australia by an Indian batsman
This is one record that Virat Kohli will be proud of because it is not easy to score maximums against an Australian bowling attack. Virat Kohli has scored 22 sixes in 19 T20 matches which he has been part of. He holds the record for hitting the maximum number of sixes by an Indian batsman against Australia. Virat’s records against Australia are proof that he has mastered the Australian bowling attack.