Mr Consistent Virat Kohli reached another milestone during Pakistan game on Sunday. Indian skipper completed 11,000 runs in One-day cricket. He took only 230 innings to achieve the feat. With this, he becomes the fastest in world cricket to notch 11,000 runs in One-Day Internationals.
The record was previously held by Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar who took as many as 276 innings to reach the milestone. Sachin has now moved down to the second position. Australia’s former skipper, Ricky Ponting now sits at third in the ranking. He completed 11000 runs in 286 innings but Virat Kohli Fastest 11000 Runs in ODI completed only 222 innings.
Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly and South Africa’s all-rounder Jacques Kallis sits at fourth and fifth position with 288 and 293 innings respectively.
Virat Kohli achieved the feat during the match against Pakistan on Sunday. He played a sensational 65-ball 77 run innings on Sunday. Kohli scored as many as 7 boundaries and also took 10 doubles. India’s vice-captain Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul gave India a blistering start in the first innings. The duo put on 136 run partnership for the opening partnership as India notched up as many as 336 runs in 50 overs against Pakistan on Sunday.
Pakistan, in reply, could only manage to score 212 runs in 40 overs, courtesy a splendid bowling performance from Indian bowlers. Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, and Kuldeep Yadav shared two wickets each as India registered their third win in the World Cup.
India, during the second innings, suffered a major blow right at the start of the second innings as Bhuvneshwar Kumar pulled his hamstring in the fifth over of the match. He will be missed out in the eleven for a maximum of three games, said the Indian skipper Virat Kohli.
Nevertheless, India have come out on top for the seventh time in the World Cup history. Pakistan, on the other hand, are yet to win a match against India in the World Cup.