India enjoyed a great 2018 with skipper Virat Kohli leading from the front on many occasions. India enjoyed great success across all formats in 2018, but there was a feeling that the team could have done better in overseas Tests. Nevertheless, India and their players made a few records their own. Here are the 10 records India created in 2018 across all formats.
A year of Rohit Sharma
4 Rohit Sharma struck two tons in T20Is this year. He smashed 100* against England at Bristol in July to steer them to 2-1 T20I series triumph. He struck another ton when he cracked 111* against West Indies at Lucknow. He, thus, became the first player in the history of T20Is to score 4 tons.
The consistent Virat Kohli
3rd Virat Kohli became the first Indian batsman to score three consecutive ODI tons. He cracked 140, 157*, 107 against West Indies – and all had different results – win, tie and loss.
10 India stretched their unbeaten series record in T20Is to 10 when they drew 1-1 with Australia in the T20I series. India won 8 and drew 2 of those 10 T20I series.
Virat Kohli, the undisputed ODI champ
10,000 runs MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli became the 4th and 5th Indian to score 10,000 runs in ODIs. Overall, they were the 12th and 13th player to do so.
Prithvi Shaw: The new star in making
15th Prithvi Shaw became the 15th Indian cricketer to score a ton on Test debut. He became 106th player to do so overall. He achieved the feat when he cracked 134 against West Indies at Rajkot.
1st Under Virat Kohli, India became the first Asian country to post a Test win in South Africa, England and Australia in a calendar year.
India’s dominance in Asia Cup
7th India won their 7th Asia Cup title, the most by any Asian country when they defeated Bangladesh in the final of the 2018 edition in Dubai. They also recorded their second consecutive Asia Cup titles, and that too over the same opponents – Bangladesh.
36th Kohli did not field the same XI in 36 consecutive Tests, the second best after Graeme Smith’s record of 43 Tests.
9th India posted a record 9 straight bilateral ODI series win in 2018 before the run was curtailed by England. India’s run started with 3-0 win over Zimbabwe in 2016 before ending in 1-2 loss to England.