Team India skipper, Virat Kohli created another batting record on his name as he reached 20,000 International runs, across all formats. Virat Kohli achieved this feat. against West Indies at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at the Old Trafford, Manchester on Thursday.
The 30-year-old also became the fastest player to reach 20,000 International runs. The Indian captain required only 37 runs to reach the 20,000 mark when he entered the crease at 29-1 when Rohit Sharma got out in the 6th over.
Virat Kohli surpassed Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara to achieve the record in 417th International innings when he reached 37 runs against the Windies. Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara were sharing the record of scoring the fastest 20,000 International runs in 453 innings.
Virat Kohli also became the third Indian batsman to get to the landmark after Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid. Sachin Tendulkar has scored the most number of runs in International cricket with 35,357 runs. While Rahul Dravid completed 24,208 runs in his career.
Earlier, the 30-year-old right-handed batsman also scored the fastest 11,000 ODI runs during his 77 runs knock against Pakistan at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on June 16 at Old Trafford at Manchester.
Virat Kohli has scored 6613 runs in tests and 2263 runs in the T20s so far. However, the numbers are mind-boggling when it comes to the ODI runs. Virat Kohli has scored 11151 runs in the One Day Internationals so far and is looking unstoppable currently.
Kohli has scored 66 International centuries in his 417 innings with 25 Test match centuries and 41 ODI centuries. He is just 9 ODI centuries away from breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 One-Day International centuries.
The BCCI also praised Virat Kohli in a Tweet. They tweeted, “Mt. 20k scaled! Virat Kohli becomes the quickest batsman to make 20,000 international runs. He is the third Indian after Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid to achieve this feat.”