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Aus vs Ind 2020: Virat Kohli breaks MS Dhoni’s record for most fours as Indian captain

Aus vs Ind 2020: Virat Kohli breaks MS Dhoni’s record for most fours as Indian captain

Cricket   |   December 1, 2020

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The Indian skipper Virat Kohli surpassed his predecessor MS Dhoni’s record for most fours as Indian captain.

The former Indian captain MS Dhoni struck 499 fours in 172 innings whereas Kohli has leapfrogged Dhoni’s tally in just 87 innings. Kohli has now scored 505 fours in his glorious career.

Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting scored 794 fours as a leader in 220 International innings and he is at the top of the charts. Former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming is at the second place with 670 boundaries in 208 batting innings whereas former Proteas captain Graeme Smith is at the third place with 630 fours in 148 innings.

Kohli struck seven fours and two sixes in his fine knock of 89 runs in the run chase of 390 runs in the second ODI against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Stadium. Meanwhile, Kohli has scored more than 2000 fours in his glorious career.

Here is the list of captains with most fours in International cricket.

Captain Innings as captain Number of fours
Ricky Ponting 220 794
Stephen Fleming 208 670
Graeme Smith 148 630
Virat Kohli 87* 505
MS Dhoni 172 499
Sourav Ganguly 143 494
Sanath Jayasuriya 118 489
Arjuna Ranatunga 183 394
AB de Villiers 98 392
Brian Lara 119 380


On the other hand, Virat Kohli also became the fastest batsman to score 22000 International runs as he reached the milestone in 462 innings. Kohli surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s record, who had scored 22000 runs in 493 innings. Thus, Kohli took 31 innings fewer than his idol to reach the landmark.

Meanwhile, India lost the second ODI against Australia by 51 runs as the Aaron Finch-led team completely outplayed them. The hosts posted a gargantuan score of 389 runs on the board after Aaron Finch won the toss and elected to bat first. Steve Smith scored another 62-ball century whereas Finch, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne and Glenn Maxwell scored fifties.

The third and final ODI will take place at Manuka Oval, Canberra on 2nd December.

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