Indian skipper Virat Kohli has become the eighth highest run-scorer in ODIs, taking over Sourav Ganguly in the elite list. Before the start of the match, he was 77 runs short of Ganguly’s record. With 11363 runs in ODIs, Ganguly was a touching distance ahead of Kohli and the present skipper went past Ganguly’s in the second ODI of the series against West Indies.
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Kohli, in 229 innings, has now scored 11364* runs in this format. Ganguly scored 11363 runs in 300 innings. He scored 22 centuries and 72 half-centuries in his career. Kohli is way ahead of the former Indian skipper in terms of centuries as he already recorded 41 centuries. Should he continue to play the same way for the next five years, he might end up with more than 50 ODI centuries.
Ganguly is now the ninth-highest run-scorer in ODIs. The list of highest run-scorers is topped by Tendulkar, who scored 18426 runs in 452 innings at 44.83. He also holds the record of most centuries (49).
Following Tendulkar on the list are legends Kumar Sangakkara (14234 runs), Ricky Ponting (13704 runs), Sanath Jayasuriya (13430 runs), Mahela Jayawardene (12650 runs), Inzamam-ul-Haq (11739 runs) and Jacques Kallis (11579 runs).
Following Ganguly on this list are Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni, with 10889 and 10773 runs respectively. Since Dhoni hasn’t retired from limited-overs cricket, he has a chance to take over Dravid in this list.
India are currently playing the second ODI of the series tomorrow in Trinidad. They are two down for after overs. Kohli, who is batting on, looks set for another ODI century.
Meanwhile, Men in Blue won the three T20Is recently. The first two games were played in the USA before the action moved to the Caribbean islands. Unlike T20Is, Chris Gayle is a part of the ODI squad and is expected to retire at the end of the series.