World Cup 2019: Kohli becomes fastest batsman to score 11,000 ODI runs
Indian Captain Virat Kohli becomes the fastest batsmen to reach the 11,000 run mark surpassing fellow countrymen Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly
Virat Kohli has reached a stage in his career, where everytime he goes out on the field to bat, he breaks a record of some kind. Something similar happened in the match against Pakistan, where Virat Kohli scored a gutsy 70+ to take India's score past the 350-run mark and in the bargain, he bacame the fastest player to reach to 11,000 runs in ODI cricket, beating the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting.
Kohli achieved the feat in 222 innings, going past Sachin Tendulkar who took 276 knocks to go past the 11,000-run mark. Ricky Ponting reached the milestone in 286 innings, while Sourav Ganguly took 288 innings to achieve the feat.
Kohli also became only the third Indian after Tendulkar and Ganguly and ninth cricketer overall to get to 11,000 ODI runs.
Kohli already holds the record for being the fastest to 10,000 ODI runs.
Kohli missed out on an opportunity in India's third group stage match against New Zealand in Nottingham which was called off due to rain without a single ball being bowled.
On Sunday, Kohli brought up his 51st ODI half-century off 51 balls, his second fifty on the trot.
When the rain stopped with India on 305/4 after 46.4 overs, the India captain was unbeaten on 71 off 62 deliveries (4x6).
Kohli first played second fiddle to Rohit Sharma (140) before changing gears as Hardik Pandya (26) struggled to find the middle of the bat.
Virat Kohli will lead India in its next World Cup 2019 match against Afghanistan on June 22. A game which the Indian team are expected to win comfortably.
With inputs from IANS
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