Virat Kohli Beats Sachin Tendulkar to Become the Fastest to 20,000 International Runs

Virat Kohli Fastest 20000 Runs

Indian team skipper Virat Kohli surpassed Sachin Tendulkar to become the fastest to 20,000 ODI runs. He achieved the feat during West Indies match on Thursday. Prior to the match, Virat Kohli was 37 runs short of achieving the record. 

The Indian captain took 417 innings to complete 20,000 runs. The Indian skipper has scored 11,087 in 223 One-Day Internationals (excluding the ongoing West Indies innings), while the 30-year old cricketer scored 6613 runs in 131 innings in Test Matches and 2263 runs in 67 T-20 innings.

Virat Kohli Fastest to 20000 Runs

Legendary batsmen Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara, both took 453 innings to achieve the milestone. Australian skipper Ricky Ponting sits fourth in the list with 20,000 runs in 468 innings

The 30-year old run machine is now the 12th batsman to complete 20,000 International runs and third Indian to achieve the feat. Sachin Tendulkar (34,357 runs) and Rahul Dravid (24,208 runs) are the other two batsmen to have featured in the list. 

Virat Kohli Fastest 20000 Runs: Earlier, Virat Kohli became the fastest to score 11,000 ODI runs during the Pakistan match on 16th June. 

Virat Kohli has been playing sensationally in the ongoing World Cup 2019. Barring the innings against South Africa, Kohli boasts of good number in the following matches against Australia, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. The Indian skipper scored 82 against Australia, 77 against Pakistan, and 67 against Afghanistan. 

Virat Kohli 20000 Runs

Virat Kohli is currently unbeaten at 37 against West Indies at Old Trafford. India have lost 2 wickets for 115 after 24 overs.  

Virat Kohli and Co. are currently sitting comfortably in the third position at the points table with 4 wins in five matches. 

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