Virat Kohli becomes the fastest batter to score 13,000 ODI runs!

He managed to keep Indian innings in flow and gave a big finish. On his way, Virat Kohli smashed some huge records. He has become the fifth batter to score 13,000 ODI runs in International matches, with a century.

Virat Kohli thanking skies after hitting his 47th ODI hundred
Virat Kohli thanking skies after hitting his 47th ODI hundred

Virat Kohli has created sensational records against Pakistan in Asia Cup 2023 Super 4’s match. India has lost the toss and has been asked to bat first by Pakistan captain Babar Azam. Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill worked out strategy against Naseem Shah and Shaheen Afridi to give India, a steady start. Virat Kohli came to crease at the fall of Rohit Sharma wicket. Soon, Shubman Gill got out and KL Rahul, coming back from injury, joined him. Virat Kohli had to pause his innings and continue it on 11th September, due to rain interruption at Colombo RPS.

Virat Kohli went on to build an innings on the fresh day. KL Rahul seemed to give him ample time by going after spinners. Slowly, in his typical style of running between wickets, he started gaining his free flow backl. Virat Kohli zoomed past KL Rahul in the death overs, as KL Rahul seemed to slow down. He managed to keep Indian innings in flow and gave a big finish. On his way, Virat Kohli smashed some huge records. He has become the fifth batter to score 13,000 ODI runs in International matches, with a century.

Virat Kohli thanking skies after hitting his 47th ODI hundred
Virat Kohli thanking skies after hitting his 47th ODI hundred

Sachin Tendulkar, KC Sangakkara, RT Ponting, ST Jayasuriya are ahead of him, currently. He broke the record of fastest to score 13,000 runs held by Sachin. VIrat Kohli reached 13,000 runs milestone in 278 matches and 267 innings. Sachin did it in 321 innings in 330 matches. Virat is also closing on Sachin’s record of 49 ODI hundreds as this is his 47th ODI hundred. Virat Kohli also became the second batter to score 4 consecutive hundreds at a venue behind Hashim Amla, who did it at Centurion. Well, Kohli has set great standards for himself and after a period of lull, he seems to be standing up for them and making up for all the lost form.

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