Virat Kohli breaks Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara’s world record

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has become the fastest batsman to reach the 20,000-run mark in international cricket, beating Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara’s record.

Virat Kohli breaks Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara's world record
Kohli scripts history against West Indies. Photo: Getty Images

He reached the milestone while he was batting on 37 runs off 46 deliveries against West Indies during their World Cup tie at the Old Trafford on Thursday.

Kohli was 37 runs away from the record prior to the match.

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Kohli touched the 20 thousand run landmark only in his 416th innings – 131 in Tests, 223 in ODIs and 62 in T20Is. Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara both took 453 innings to reach the milestone while former Australian captain Ricky Ponting got to 20,000 international runs in 468 innings.

Kohli has now registered 11,124 runs in ODIs, and has 6,613 Test runs and 2,263 in T20Is.

Overall, Virat Kohli became the 12th batsman and 3rd Indian after Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid to reach 20,000 international runs.

While Tendulkar finished with 34,357 runs international runs, Dravid accumulated 24,208 runs in his broad international career.

Kohli also has 41 ODI hundreds, second only to Sachin Tendulkar’s 49 hundreds in one limited over cricket.

The Indian skipper has been in phenomenal form in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 scoring 82 against Australia, 77 against Pakistan and 67 against Afghanistan.

Kohli already become the fastest to score 11,000 One-day International runs during World Cup 2019 during the intense match against Pakistan at the Old Trafford, breaking Tendulkar’s record on the way.


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