IND vs AUS 3rd ODI: Virat Kohli becomes fastest to 12000 ODI runs, surpasses Tendulkar
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Updated: December 2, 2020 10:42:30 am
Indian skipper Virat Kohli added another feather in his illustrious cricket career on Wednesday. Virat Kohli, who was just 23 runs away from breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record of being the fastest to 12,000 ODI runs in ODI cricket, reached the milestone during the third and final ODI against Australia.
The Indian run machine made the record at the Manuka Oval in Canberra as he went past 12000 runs in grand style. Kohli achieved the feat in his 242nd innings, which is 58 innings quicker than Sachin Tendulkar.
Tendulkar held the record for being the fastest to 12,000 ODI runs in 300 innings. Before the third ODI at Canberra, Kohli had 11,977 runs in 250 ODIs.
1️⃣2️⃣,0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ ODI runs for Virat Kohli 🔥
He has become the fastest batsman to reach the milestone, in just 242 innings 🤯 #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/H0XlHjkdNK
— ICC (@ICC) December 2, 2020
12000 ODI runs for King Kohli 👑
He’s the fastest to achieve this feat 🔥🔥#TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/5TK4s4069Y
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 2020
Kohli reached the landmark when he played Sean Abbott to mid off and ran a quick single. He became the sixth player after Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Kumar Sangakkara, Sanath Jayasuriya and Mahela Jayawardene to score 12000 ODI runs.
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