In the second semi-final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017, the Indian captain Kohli scored unbeaten 96 runs off 78 deliveries with 13 fours in his side’s nine-wicket victory. Before the start of the match, he required only 88 to reach the landmark.
It took only 175 innings for him to complete 8000 runs in ODIs, which is seven innings less than South Africa’s AB de Villiers. The South African star broke Sourav Ganguly’s record against New Zealand in August 2015.
Kohli held or shared the records of fastest 5,000, 6,000 and 7,000 ODI runs. But another Protea Hashim Amla broke those records. He recently brought up his 7000th run in his 150th innings. He needs 814 runs in 21 innings to break Kohli’s record again.
Amla currently holds the records of fastest to 2,000, 3,000, 4,000, 5,000, 6,000 and 7,000 run milestones.
The next record awaiting for Kohli is fastest to 9000 runs. Currently it is held by de Villiers, who completed it in 205 innings against New Zealand this year. Kohli needs 992 runs in 29 innings to break AB’s record.
Kohli has 8008 runs with 27 centuries in 175 ODI innings. He has an average of one hundred in 6.48 innings. While former Indian great had 49 in 452 innings, an average of one every 9.22 innings.
Fastest to 8000 runs in ODIs-
*Virat Kohli – 175 innings
AB de Villiers – 182 innings
Sourav Ganguly – 200 innings
Sachin Tendulkar – 210 innings
Brian Lara – 211 innings
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com