Virat Kohli and big tournaments: Is he really a failure?

In this article, we will analyze the stats and records of Virat Kohli in big tournaments including the Asia Cup.

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Virat Kohli and big tournaments: Is he really a failure?

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In this article, we will analyze the stats and records of Virat Kohli in big tournaments including the Asia Cup.

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Whenever India lost any big tournaments like the World Cup or Asia Cup questions arise about the performance of Indian players and the most we talked about is Kohli’s performance in the events. In this article, we will analyze the stats and records of Virat Kohli in big tournaments including the Asia Cup.

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Also Read: India’s performance in every T20 World Cup

We will start with the Asia Cup 2012 and will go up to the latest edition of the T20 World Cup in Australia.

2012 Asia Cup

In Asia Cup 2012, Virat Kohli scored the most runs in the tournament. He aggregated 357 runs in 3 games with an average of 119 and a strike rate of 102. Meanwhile, he also registered his highest ODI score of 183 against arch-rivals Pakistan in a group clash. Kohli also managed to grab two Man of the match award in this edition.

2012 T20 World Cup

Coming to the 2012 edition of the T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli finishes as the 7th highest run-getter, scoring 185 runs in 5 innings, with an average of 46.25 and a strike rate of 122.51. Kohli has also registered two half-centuries and a highest score of 78 in that edition.

2013 Champions Trophy

In the next year’s, Champions trophy, Kohli finished in the top five in the list of most runs in the 2013 edition. In 5 innings, Kohli aggregated 176 runs at an average of 58.66 and a strike rate of 95.65. This edition, Kohli managed only one half-century (58*), which is also his highest score of this edition.

2013 Asia Cup

In the 2013 Asia Cup, Virat Kohli aggregated 189 runs in 3 innings with an average of 63 and a strike rate of 102.71. In these 3 innings, Kohli managed to score a hundred which is also his highest score of that edition, he returned with a score of 136.

2014 T20 World Cup

In the 2014 edition of the T20 world cup, Virat recorded the most runs also with a lead of 88 in comparison to the second player. Kohli registered 319 runs in 6 innings with an average of 106.3 and a strike rate of 129.14. The former Indian captain has also recorded four half-centuries with the highest score of 77 in this edition. Meanwhile, Kohli also won the player of the tournament award for his outstanding performance in that edition.

2015 ODI World Cup

In the 2015 ODI world cup, which was hosted in Australia, in the edition Kohli managed to score 305 runs in 8 innings with an average of 50.8 and a strike rate of 81.55. Meanwhile, in this edition, Kohli also hammered a century which is also his highest score of this edition.

2016 Asia Cup

In the 2016 Asia Cup, Kohli aggregated 153 runs in 4 innings with an average of 76.50 and a strike rate of 110.87. Kohli also recorded two half-centuries in this edition while India won the title crushing Bangladesh in the finals.

2016 T20 World Cup

In the same year, Kohli continued his superb form in the T20 World Cup 2016 edition also. Kohli aggregated 273 runs in 5 innings with an outstanding average of 136.50 and a strike rate of 146.77. Kohli registered three half-centuries in the edition including 89* runs innings in the semi-finals. Meanwhile, he also returned as the second most run-getter of this edition and won the player of the tournament award.

2013 Champions Trophy

Coming in the next year, England hosted the Champions Trophy 2017, in which Kohli remained in the top five in the list of scoring the most runs. Virat registered 258 runs in 5 innings with an impressive average of 129 and a strike rate of 98.85. Moreover, Kohli managed to score three half-centuries including a highest score of 96* in this edition.

2019 ODI World Cup

After two years, in the 2019 ODI world cup, Kohli aggregated 443 runs with an average of 55.37 and a strike rate of 94.05. Moreover, he registered five half-centuries including the highest score of 82 in the 2019 edition of the tournament.

2021 T20 World Cup

In the next event, the 2021 T20 World Cup, hosted in UAE, Kohli managed to score only 68 runs with an average of 34 – the worst performance of Kohli on this list. However, Kohli managed to score a half-century against arch-rivals Pakistan in the opening clash while failing to score in the remaining games.

2022 Asia Cup

In the latest edition of the Asia Cup, Kohli bounced back and scored 276 runs in 5 innings with an average of 92 and a strike rate of 147.59. He was the second most run-scorer of this edition sitting behind Rizwan. Kohli’s 71st international also came in this edition against Afghanistan, which is also his highest score(122*) in the format.

2022 T20 World Cup

Now, in the just-finished T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia, Kohli manages to stay in form by scoring the most runs in this edition. Kohli registered 296 runs in 6 innings which includes four half-centuries. He averages 98.66 while having a strike rate of 136.40. His highest score of this edition came against Pakistan in their very first clash where Kohli scored 82* to give a heartbreak to his opponents.

So that’s all that Kohli has recorded so far in his cricketing career. According to us, Kohli’s performance in big stages or tournaments like World Cup or Asia Cup is phenomenal and we can’t say that he is a failure. We all know he has won player of the tournament several times while also scoring the most runs in different editions. What’s your take on this? Let us know in the comments

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