Virat Kohli Sets New One-Day International Record with Lightning-Fast 13,000 Runs

Virat Kohli Sets New One-Day International Record with Lightning-Fast 13,000 Runs

In a thrilling one-day international match against arch-rivals Pakistan at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Monday, Indian cricket sensation Virat Kohli achieved a remarkable feat by becoming the fastest batsman to reach 13,000 runs. Kohli’s extraordinary performance not only secured a victory against Pakistan but also shattered a long-standing record held by the legendary Sachin Tendulkar.

Kohli, known for his spectacular batting prowess, surpassed Tendulkar’s milestone in style, reaching the 13,000-run mark in just 267 matches. This remarkable achievement places him among the top five ODI run-scorers of all time, alongside cricket greats like Ricky Ponting, Sanath Jayasuriya, and Mahela Jayawardene.

Tendulkar, who previously held this record, reached the 13,000-run milestone after playing 321 matches. Kohli’s swift ascent to this milestone makes him one of the fastest in the history of the game. Ricky Ponting (341 matches) and Kumar Sangakkara (363 matches) also played over 300 matches, while Jayasuriya tops the list with 416 matches.

What sets Kohli apart is not just his record-breaking runs but also his remarkable consistency, boasting an average of over 50 runs per inning. With 47 centuries in one-day internationals to his name, Kohli is now just two centuries away from matching Tendulkar’s record of ODI centuries.

Virat Kohli’s extraordinary talent and dedication continue to make waves in the world of cricket, and his latest achievement against Pakistan adds another remarkable chapter to his illustrious career.

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