Virat Kohli has been on a record-breaking spree with the bat but on Wednesday, he added another feather to his cap. India clinched the three-match series against Sri Lanka 1-0 after the third and final Test ended in a draw at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi.With this series victory against Sri Lanka, Kohli has now led Team India to nine consecutive Test series victories. Kohli equalled former Australia captain Ricky Ponting’s record of nine consecutive series victories as captain. Under Ponting, Australia won nine straight series’ from 2005 to 2008.India have now joined Australia and England with nine successive series wins. England recorded nine straight series triumphs from 1884 to 1892.Kohli’s first series victory as captain came against the same opposition in 2015 in Sri Lanka. He followed that up with victories against South Africa (home), West Indies in 2016 (away), New Zealand in 2017 (home), England (home), Australia (home), Bangladesh (home), Sri Lanka (away).Kohli and India will have the chance to topple Ponting’s Australia when they face South Africa in a three-match series starting on January 5 at the Newlands. It won’t be easy however, as the visitors have never won a series at the Proteas’ den.Kohli remains the third most successful Indian captain in the history with 20 victories from 32 matches. Mahendra Singh Dhoni leads the pack with 27 victories from 60 Tests as captain. Sourav Ganguly is second with 20 wins from 49 Tests as captain.2017 has been a momentous year for the Indian captain personally as well.Kohli finished 2017 with a staggering 2818 international runs across international formats. The India captain scored 1059 runs in 10 Tests, 1460 runs in 26 ODIs and 299 runs in 10 T20 Internationals.advertisementThe 29-year-old hammered 11 hundreds including three double centuries (one vs Bangladesh and two vs Sri Lanka). He has been rested from the ODI and T20I series against Sri Lanka and will now play for India only from January 5 when the first Test against South Africa gets underway.Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara (2868) holds the record for most international runs in a calendar year. Former Australian batsman Ricky Ponting, who had amassed 2833 runs in 2005 is second in the list. Kohli is third.The dynamic Indian captain is likely to finish the year as the highest run-scorer in ODIs unless Rohit Sharma has an outstanding series against Sri Lanka this month. Currently, Kohli is also the third highest-run scorer in Test cricket in 2017.In the course of a dominant year for India, Kohli also went past Ricky Ponting and is now second in the list of century scorers in ODIs. The Delhi dasher has 32 hundreds so far in the 50-over format and is well on course to topple Sachin Tendulkar with most tons in ODIs. The Master Blaster has 49 to his name.Kohli’s consecutive double centuries against Sri Lanka took his tally to six and he now has the most double centuries as a Test captain. He joined Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag at the top of the list for most double centuries by an Indian in Test cricket.On Tuesday, Kohli also became the only Indian batsman to aggregate over 600 runs in a Test series for the three times. Sunil Gavaskar and Rahul Dravid had achieved the feat twice.