Virat Kohli Becomes Quickest To 11,000 ODI Runs, Breaks Sachin Tendulkar Record
And, once again, Virat Kohli breaks one of the classic records of the legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar. The flamboyant batsman has smashed 11,000 ODI runs to become the quickest batsman in the world cricket. Earlier, it was Sachin Tendulkar, who was the holder of that glorious record.
Before the start of the match, the Indian captain was on 10943 runs in 221 innings, just 57 runs away from the mark. He blasted his 51st half-century to make history, by reaching the milestone in under 11 years and in 222 innings. Kohli incidentally already holds the record for fastest 10000, 9000 and 8000 ODI runs.
Virat Kohli is the quickest:
The Indian captain broke the record of compatriot and batting great Sachin Tendulkar, who had reached the milestone in 276 innings. Tendulkar is followed by former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting who reached the milestone in 286 innings, and Sourav Ganguly in 288 innings.
Jacques Kallis took 293 innings, Sangakkara 318 and Inzamam 324. Jayasuriya reached the 11,000-run mark in 354 innings while Jayawardene is the slowest – he took 368 innings to bring up 11,000 runs.
Overall, Virat Kohli is the 9th player after Tendulkar, Kumar Sangakkara, Ricky Ponting, Sanath Jayasuriya, Mahela Jayawardene, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Jacques Kallis and Sourav Ganguly to score 11,000 ODI runs. Kohli is the 3rd Indian in the elite list after Tendulkar and Ganguly.
On his way to the record, Kohli also surpasses Yuvraj Singh on the list of most runs scored by Indians at the World Cup. Kohli before the start of the match has 687 runs in 19 innings including 2 centuries and 2 half-centuries.
Apart from Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma was the other batsman in the match against Pakistan to break quite a few records. He became the second batsman to score a century against Pakistan in the World Cup game.
Rohit also got past MS Dhoni for the most number of sixes by an Indian batsman in international cricket when he hit Hasan Ali over the deep fine-leg boundary in the sixth over.
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