Is Virat Kohli at par with Tendulkar or Dravid

Virat Kohli

Out of curiosity, I wanted to compare Virat Kohli, Sachin, and Dravid’s test stats both after X innings played from Debut, and during the same ages in their life (ages 23-28).

After their first 60 test matches…

Sachin averaged 53.62 with 15 centuries to his name and had a highest score of 179. Of these, 23 matches were played at home where he had an average of 56.40 and 5 centuries. The other 37 matches were played away, where he had an average of 52.00 and 10 centuries.

On the contrary, Dravid averaged 51.44 with 10 centuries to his name and had a highest score of 200*. Of these, 28 matches were played at home where he had an average of 48.91 and 4 centuries. The other 32 matches were played away, where he had an average of 53.87 and 6 centuries.

However, Virat averages 49.55 with 17 centuries to his name and has a highest score of 235. Of these, 29 matches were played at home where he has an average of 55.02 and 7 centuries. The other 31 matches were played away, where he has an average of 45.13 and 5 centuries.

Between the ages of 23 and 28…

Sachin played 53 matches, averaged 62.53 with 20 centuries to his name, and had a highest score of 217. Of these, 28 matches were played at home where he had an average of 62.42 and 11 centuries. The other 25 matches were played away, where he had an average of 62.65 and 9 centuries.

On the other hand, Dravid played 53 matches, averaged 51.91 with 9 centuries to his name, and had a highest score of 200. Of these, 26 matches were played at home where he had an average of 50.69 and 4 centuries. The other 27 matches were played away, where he had an average of 53.20 and 10 centuries.

However, Virat has played 57 matches, averaged 51.48 with 17 centuries to his name, and has a highest score of 235. Of these, 29 matches were played at home where he has an average of 55.02 and 12centuries. The other 28 matches were played away, where he has an average of 48.31 and 5 centuries. Therefore, Virat Kohli is somewhere close to the par.

Thoughts

On the whole, I’d say the stats are largely comparable (other than Sachin’s golden years). Kohli’s already up there, and still has some of the best batting of his life left to go!

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