Kohli breaks Dhoni’s record
Kohli achieved the milestone during India’s third and final ODI against Australia in Bengaluru, which turned out to be a series decider after the first two matches were shared by the two teams.
Ricky Ponting (131 innings) is the third man after Kohli and Dhoni, while Graeme Smith (135 innings) and Sourav Ganguly (136 innings) are the close fourth and fifth.
Fastest to 5,000 ODI runs as captain:
Virat Kohli (IND) – 82 innings
MS Dhoni (IND) – 127 innings
Ricky Ponting (AUS) – 131 innings
Graeme Smith (RSA) – 135 innings
Sourav Ganguly (IND) – 136 innings
Mohammad Azharuddin (IND) – 151 innings
Arjuna Ranatunga (IND) – 157 innings
Stephen Fleming (NZ) – 168 innings
Earlier in the day, opener Rohit Sharma reached another milestone in his career as he became the third-fastest to 9000 ODI runs.
Sharma took just 217 innings to amass 9000 ODI runs while Ganguly had taken 228 innings, Tendulkar (235 innings) and Brian Lara (239 innings). Moreover, Rohit Sharma is the 7th Indian batsman after Mohammad Azharuddin, Tendulkar, Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli to enter the 9000-club.
Talking about the match, India beat Australia by seven wickets with 15 balls to spare to win the series 2-1. India had lost the first match by 10 wickets only to make great comebacks in the second and third one.