Virat Kohli recently scored 89 runs in 87 balls against 2nd ODI Australia in the on-going series and it led to completing his 22000 runs, adding one feather to his cap. When Kohli scored his 78th run of the match, he surpassed the great Sachin Tendulkar to become the fastest to 22000 international runs.
Kohli achieved the feat in just 462 innings. Tendulkar had taken 493 innings, 31 innings more to reach the milestone in international cricket. Brian Lara and Ricky Ponting took 511 and 514 innings respectively following the two Indian superstars.
Virat Kohli Reaches Another Milestone By Scoring 22000 Runs
Kohli is the only batsman in the 22000-run scorers who average above 50. In fact, his average of 56.15 is significantly higher than the second-best on this count than Jacques Kallis who has an average of 49.10. Another records, The Indian captain has already registered 70 hundred and is just one behind Ponting (71).
This indicates Kohli’s hunger for scoring big runs. Tendulkar is at the top with 100 hundred. Virat Kohli fans will be excited to see if he can get nearby that 100 hundred scored by Master Blaster.
Kohli is the third Indian after Sachin Tendulkar & Rahul Dravid and the 8th batsman in the history of international cricket to make it to the 22000-Plus Run makers. Sachin Tendulkar is at the top of the charts with 34357 runs in 782 international innings. He is followed by Kumar Sangakkara (28016 runs), Ponting (27483), Mahela Jayawardene (25957), Jacques Kallis (25534), Dravid (24208), Lara (22358), and finally Kohli (22011).
The list has 3 Indians, 2 Sri Lankans, and one batsman each from Australia, South Africa, and the West Indies. Kohli has been a run-making machine for India over the last decade. Just for perspective, Tendulkar had an aggregate of 20356 after 462 international innings, 1655 runs behind Kohli’s 22011 runs after the same number of international innings!
Virat Kohli’s batting is loved by almost everyone around the world. People admire his world-class knocks. Virat Kohli has always worked from a broadly classical standpoint. Virat Kohli’s unique technique can leave attacks frustrated. With a combination of bat-speed and flexible wrists, he creates extraordinary angles that defeat any field placements. We’ve all been fans of his cover drives.
Virat Kohli has an aggregate of 11977 runs in the format in just 241 innings at a stunning average of 59.29 and strike rate of 93.32 with 43 hundred. Virat Kohli is widely regarded as the greatest batsman in the history of ODI cricket.