Virat Kohli becomes Fastest Batsman to Score 22,000 Runs in International Cricket

Sudev Haldar
4 years ago

Indian skipper Virat Kohli becomes the fastest batsman to reach 22,000 international runs.

Virat Kohli reached this landmark during his 889-run inning while chasing against Australia in Sydney.

The 32-year-old Virat, who was also celebrating his 250th ODI cap for the national team. He has left behind greats of the game as he completed his 22,000th run in his 462nd international inning.

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Virat surpassed Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, and Ricky Ponting who took 493, 511, and 514 innings respectively to record the same feat.

Kohli is facing the heat as India lost the second ODI against Australia and the series as well. The skipper was found searching for a sixth bowler when the Aussie batsmen in particular, Steve Smith was carving the Indian bowlers to every corner of the SCG.

Here is the list of batsmen with over 22,000 runs in international cricket:

Virat Kohli – 462
Sachin Tendulkar – 493
Brian Lara – 511
Ricky Ponting – 514
Jacques Kallis – 533
Rahul Dravid – 550
Kumar Sangakkara – 552
Mahela Jayawardene – 606

Virat Kohli has amassed 11977 runs at an average of 59.14 in ODIs with 43 hundreds to his name along with 7240 Test runs, and 2794 runs in T20Is. The Delhi-born batsman is regarded as arguably the greatest ODI batsman. He is just six three-figure scores short of Tendulkar.

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