Virat Kohli Surpasses Rahul Dravid In The Most ODI Run-Scorer Tally

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli Surpasses Rahul Dravid In The Most ODI Run-Scorer Tally 

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli Surpasses Rahul Dravid In The Most ODI Run-Scorer Tally
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On Sunday (9th July), during the Cricket World Cup match between India and Australia, Indian skipper Virat Kohli surpassed the former Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid in the most ODI runs tally.

It was India’s second game of the ongoing 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. After winning the toss, India managed to score a whopping 352/5 (50 overs) in the first innings.

Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan provided a brilliant start as they had a 127-run partnership. After Rohit departed on 57 runs (70 balls), Shikhar Dhawan carried that innings along with the skipper Virat Kohli. They had a 93-run partnership for the second wicket where Dhawan slammed a brilliant century in 95 balls. The left-handed opening batsman Dhawan finally lost his wicket after scoring 117 runs off 109 balls. In that innings, Dhawan hit 16 fours.

Virat Kohli, Rahul Dravid
Shikhar Dhawan (Image Credit: Twitter)

Then, Hardik Pandya was promoted to no.4 batting position and played a firing knock of 48 runs off just 27 balls (4 fours and 3 sixes). MS Dhoni (27 runs off 14 balls) and KL Rahul (11* off 3 balls) also played great cameos at the end.

Virat Kohli has scored 10,943 ODI runs

Meanwhile, the Indian captain Virat Kohli played a superb innings of 82 runs off 77 balls (4 fours and 2 sixes). It was Kohli’s 50th ODI half-century and 91st ODI 50+ score.

Virat Kohli, Rahul Dravid
Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Twitter)

During that captain’s knock, Kohli surpassed the former Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid in the most ODI runs tally. While Dravid scored 10,889 ODI runs, Kohli has scored 10,943 ODI runs after playing this 221st ODI innings. Kohli is now in the ninth position in the most ODI run-scorer table, and Dravid has slipped down to the 10th position in this list.

Virat Kohli, Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Google)

Kohli has scored all the 10,943 ODI runs for Indian national cricket team. Meanwhile, Rahul Dravid scored 10,768 ODI runs for the Indian national cricket team. Playing for ICC World XI and Asia XI, Dravid scored 46 and 75 ODI runs respectively.

Top ten most run-scorer in ODI history

Player (Team) Matches (Innings) Runs scored Highest score Average 100s/50s
Sachin Tendulkar (India) 463 (452) 18426 200* 44.83 49/96
Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka/ICC World XI/Asia XI) 404 (380) 14234 169 41.98 25/93
Ricky Ponting (Australia/ICC World XI) 375 (365) 13704 164 42.03 30/82
Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka/Asia XI) 445 (433) 13430 189 32.36 28/68
Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka/Asia XI) 448 (418) 12650 144 33.37 19/77
Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pakistan/Asia XI) 378 (350) 11739 137* 39.52 10/83
Jacques Kallis (South Africa/Africa XI/ICC World XI) 328 (314) 11579 139 44.36 17/86
Sourav Ganguly (India/Asia XI) 311 (300) 11363 183 41.02 22/72
Virat Kohli (India) 229 (221) 10943 183 59.47 41/50
Rahul Dravid (India/Asia XI/ICC World XI) 344 (318) 10889 153 39.16 12/83

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