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The current Indian captain Virat Kohli is a modern-day batting legend. He is just 32-year-old and the tally of runs he has in International cricket is enough to call him one of the all-time greats. Kohli being a fab-4 member is miles ahead of his competition in terms of total runs and centuries. Kohli has got everything great about him, he has been a dominant run with the bat in all three formats.
Virat Kohli has already amassed 23093 international runs. Notably, he is the fastest one to reach this milestone. Other than batting he has now started to dominate the cricketing world being a captain of team India. He has already become the most successful Indian Test captain surpassing legendary Indian captain Ms. Dhoni. And has a winning percentage of 70 in One Day International.
There have not been many bowlers who have been able to dominate Virat Kohli in world cricket. However, few of them have found a way to get better of the batting Maestro.
5 Bowlers Who Have Dismissed Virat Kohli The Most Times In International Cricket
5. Ben Stokes, Graeme Swann [ 8 ]
Virat Kohli has always struggled against England bowlers whether it’s a leg spinner, off-spinner, medium pacer, or a fierce fast bowler. In international cricket, English bowlers are the ones who have got the better of Virat Kohli most of the time.
The star England all-rounder Ben Stokes has dismissed Virat Kohli 8 times including 5 times in Test and 3 times in ODI. Meanwhile, Kohli has smashed runs against Ben Stokes at an average of 44.4 in Test and 30.3 in ODIs.
Meanwhile, former England spinner Graeme Swann has been able to dismiss Kohli 8 times including 3 in Tests, 4 in ODIs, and 1 in T20Is. Notably, Kohli always had a very tough time facing the former English spinner as he averaged 20.7 against Swann in Tests and only 15.8 in ODIs.
4. Adil Rashid [ 9 ]
Yet another English bowler in the list, this time in the name of Adil Rashid who is one of the most dependable spinners and a vital member of the England national cricket team. Adil Rashid possesses extremely good leg-spin bowling abilities and he has managed to get better of the Indian captain Virat Kohli several times across all three formats.
So far Adil Rashid has dismissed Virat Kohli in total 9 times including 4 times in Test cricket, 3 times in One Day Internationals and twice in T20 Internationals. Meanwhile the Indian captain Kohli has smashed 289 runs against Adil Rashid at an outstanding average of 72.2 in Tests. In ODI 108 runs at an average of 36.0. Meanwhile, in T20I 63 runs at an average of 31.5.
3. Tim Southee [ 10 ]
The Kiwi pacer Tim Southee has been the backbone of Team New Zealand in all three formats for a very long time now. He has got a very good pace under his belt alongside the ability to swing the ball both ways, which has led him to get massive success in White-ball cricket as well as Red-ball cricket. Southee also possesses excellent skills to adapt to any condition in the world. Meanwhile, talking about his battle with the leader of the Indian cricket team, Southee has got him out 10 times in total, across all three formats of the game.
Virat the run machine Kohli has scored 128 runs against the kiwi pacer in Test cricket at an impressive average of 42.7. However, Southee has managed to pick the wicket of Virat Kohli 3 times. In the One Day Internationals format, Southee has dismissed Kohli 6 times and The Delhi-born cricketer has smashed 205 runs at an average of 34.2. Meanwhile, in T20Is Southee has been able to dismiss Virat Kohli 1 time.
2. James Anderson [ 10 ]
The James Anderson and Kohli rivalry is one of the biggest rivalries in the history of Test cricket. Anderson throughout his legendary career has managed to dominate the opposition batting unit. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli has been a dominant force in international cricket against several strong bowling units in the world.
In the year 2014 Kohli only managed to score 19 runs against the veteran English pacer and lost his wicket against him 4 times in Tests. However, things were completely different in 2018 as Virat Kohli dominated that tour and scored 114 runs against Anderson, and didn’t lose his wicket even one time.
Many fans expected that the same things would happen in the 2021 India tour of England but it didn’t happen as the 39-year-old English speedster has so far dominated Virat Kohli with his amazing deliveries and has already dismissed him twice in the 5-match series.
Overall Kohli has scored 297 runs against James Anderson in 681 balls and lost his wickets 7 times in the purest form of the game. Meanwhile, in One Day Internationals Kohli has scored 26 runs against Anderson in 38 balls and has got out thrice.
1. Moeen Ali [ 10 ]
The England spin all-rounder Moeen Ali has been able to get better of Indian captain Virat Kohli most of the time. In international cricket, Moeen Ali has dismissed Virat Kohli in total 10 times. The Virat Kohli vs Moeen Ali rivalry started back in 2014 when Moeen dismissed Kohli in Test cricket.
Meanwhile, since then Moeen Ali has dismissed Kohli at least one time every year when England faced team India. In ODIs Kohli has scored 89 runs against Moeen Ali in 115 balls and got out 3 times. In Tests, the Indian captain has smashed 196 runs against Moeen Ali in 393 balls and has got 6 times. Meanwhile in T20I Kohli has smashed 21 runs against Moeen in 10 balls and got out once.
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