Virat Kohli shattered a long-standing Sachin Tendulkar record, During yet another outstanding ODI performance against Pakistan.

Kohli reached 13,000 ODI runs during his great performance against Pakistan in the Super 4 round of the Asia Cup, making him the fifth player to do so in men’s ODIs.

Sanath Jayasuriya, Ricky Ponting, Sachin Tendulkar, and Kumar Sangakkara are the other players that have accomplished the feat before him.

Quickest to 13,000 ODI runs

While Tendulkar needed 321 innings to reach the mark, Kohli only needed 267, making him the player to reach the milestone the fastest. While Jayasuriya attained the milestone in 416 innings, Ponting (341) and Sangakkara (363) needed more than 300 innings each.

Additionally, Kohli is the only one of the five to average more than 50. Kohli has 47 ODI hundreds, which puts him two from tying Tendulkar’s record number of ODI tonnes.

Most runs in men’s ODIs

Following an early review for being caught behind off Naseem Shah’s over, the No. 3 hitter continued from his score of seven from the previous night. After that, he appeared in excellent form and teamed up with a proactive KL Rahul to really drive home India’s strong start.

While it took Kohli 55 balls to reach his half-century, it just took him 29 balls to reach his 47th ODI century. Rahul also reached his century in the meantime, giving India a substantial total in Colombo.


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