Asia Cup 2023

Virat Kohli joins elite list, becomes 5th batsman to score over 13,000 runs in ODI cricket

Karan RawatKaran Rawat

September 11 2023
Virat Kohli celebrates his 47th ODI century
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Virat Kohli brought up his 47th ODI ton and completed 13,000 ODI runs.

The match between India and Pakistan finally resumed on reserve day on Monday, and it was all Indian batters that tore apart the Pakistani bowlers and smashed them all around the ground. Team India posted a huge total of 356/2, and KL Rahul and Virat Kohli have scored their respective centuries. Both batters have also added an unbeaten partnership of more than 200 runs.

KL Rahul brought up his sixth ODI century off 100 balls, and it has been a brilliant comeback innings from him. Who can say that Rahul has been out of action for more than six months? He made his comeback count. On the other hand, Virat Kohli has been at his best and broke certain records during his knock against Pakistan. The former Indian captain reached his 47th ODI century, and it has been a record-breaking one.

Virat Kohli becomes the fastest batter to complete 13,000 ODI runs.

Virat Kohli reached his 47th ODI century off just 82 balls. With this, he also completed a huge landmark in his career. Virat completed 13,000 ODI runs when he was on 98 and became the fifth batter to do so. The former Indian captain completed 13,000 runs in just 267 innings and is the fastest to do so. Earlier, Sachin Tendulkar held this record.

Sachin reached 13,000 ODI runs in 321 innings, which is 54 innings more than Virat. That speaks volumes about Virat’s achievements in this format. Ricky Ponting, Kumar Sangakkara, and Sanath Jayasuriya are the other three batters to complete 13,000 ODI runs. Sachin scored 18426 runs in 463 games and is at the top of the tree.

Sangakkara scored 14234 runs in 404 games, while Ponting (13704 in 375 games) and Jayasuriya (13430 in 445 games) are ahead of Virat Kohli. Team India finished the first inning at 356/2. Virat finished with an unbeaten 122 off 94 balls, including nine fours and three sixes, while Rahul was 111 not out from 106 balls, with 12 fours and two sixes.

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