Virat Kohli vs AB de Villiers : Career centuries, runs & other stats.
World cricket had intriguing decade comparing Sachin Tendulkar v Ricky Ponting as they compiled centuries one after the another but that battle has finished now with Sachin Tendulkar owning both lists of most ODI centuries & most test hundreds. Now, new race has began between two best friends = Virat Kohli of India and AB de Villiers of South Africa who both play for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL and admire each others talent. Who, if someone ever, will break Sachin Tendulkar's record of centuries?

Currently, Virat Kohli is joint with AB in ODI century race but South African is miles ahead of the Indian in test cricket. In terms of date of birth, AB de Villiers is 4 years, 8 months & 19 days (1723 days) older in age than Virat Kohli. Kohli is captain of India's test team, a pressure job that's certain to curtail his statistics as batsman but AB too has taken over the leadership role in test & ODI as well as sometimes keeps wickets (very rarely in tests now).

In following, we present to you some statistics to represent how these two batsmen fare against each other.

Virat Kohli v AB de Villiers career facts
  • Virat Kohli made his International debut (ODI vs Sri Lanka on 18 August 2008) nearly 4 years after AB de Villiers (Test vs England on 17 Dec 2004).
  • In terms of prominent World records, AB de Villiers own the fastest ODI century which he made off just 31 balls against West Indies in 2015.
  • Virat Kohli was fastest to 7000 ODI runs, reaching the mark in 161 innings while AB was second fastest to 7000 ODI runs, in 166 innings and fastest to 8000 in 182 innings. Hashim Amla will almost certainly break all these records.
Test Career Statistics
Batsman Mts Runs 100s Best Ave 50s
AB de Villiers 106 8074 21 278* 53.74 39
Virat Kohli 52 4194 15 235 50.53 14
ODI Career Statistics
Batsman Mts Runs 100s Best Ave 50s
Virat Kohli 176 7570 26 183 52.93 38
AB de Villiers 206 8742 24 162* 53.63 48
T20I Career Statistics
Batsman Mts Runs 100s Best Ave 50s
Virat Kohli 45 1657 0 90* 57.13 16
AB de Villiers 71 1368 0 79* 23.58 8
IPL T20 Career Statistics
Batsman Mts Runs 100s Best Ave 50s
Virat Kohli 138 4056 4 113 37.90 25
AB de Villiers 119 3252 3 133* 39.65 21

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