Virat Kohli: Fastest batsman to reach 20,000 international runs
India captain Virat Kohli (30) became fastest batsman to reach 20,000 international runs, across formats. He achieved this milestone in only his 417th international innings ( comprising 131 in Tests, 223 in ODIs and 62 in T20Is.), surpassing previous record held by Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara. Both Tendulkar and Lara scored 20,000 international runs in 453 innings. With this, Kohli became overall 12th batsman and third Indian after Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid to reach 20,000 international runs.
Note: Sachin Tendulkar leads runs charts in ODIs and Tests with 18426 and 15921 runs respectively. He had scored 10 runs in only T20 international he played against South Africa. Rahul Dravid has scored 10889 and 13288 runs in ODIs and Tests, respectively. He also played one T20I and made 31 runs in it.
Recent Records of Kohli
- He is fastest batsman to score 11,000 ODI runs. He had achieved this feat recently on June 16, 2019, during ICC World Cup 2019 between India and Pakistan played at Old Trafford, England. He has scored 6613 runs in Tests and 2263 runs in T20Is so far.
- He also had scored his fourth successive half-century that made him only third captain in the history of World Cup to register four consecutive 50-plus scores. The other skippers to attain the feat are Graeme Smith (in 2007) and Aaron Finch (2019).
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2019
Category: Sports Current Affairs