Kohli on Wednesday became the fastest batsman to reach the 12,000 runs record in ODIs. Virat Kohli achieved the milestone in the third ODI against Australia in Canberra on Wednesday.
Virat Kohli had 11,977 runs before the 3rd ODI & got to the landmark after arriving on the field by winning the toss & electing to bat first. Kohli breaks the record set by Sachin Tendulkar in achieving the 12,000th run in 242nd inning. Sachin Tendulkar achieved 12000th run in his 300th inning.
Kohli is the second highest run scorer for India in ODIs behind Tendulkar’s 18,426 from 463 ODIs. The Indian team captain also holds the record for the fastest batsman (in terms of innings) to 10,000 and 11,000 runs in ODIs. Kohli reached 11,000 runs in 222 innings & became the fastest batsman to reach the 10000-run mark by doing so in his 205th inning.
Indian team Captain Virat Kohli made his ODI debut in 2008 against Sri Lanka & has hit 43 ODI centuries in addition to 59 half-centuries in a career span which is spanned over 12 years. Kohli registered his recent half century in the second ODI against Australia in Sydney where he hit 89 runs in India’s chase of 390 runs.
Despite of Kohli’s spectacular knock & a supporting act from KL Rahul, India still left short of 51 runs to reach the target & lost the 2nd ODI match. Similarly the visitors lost even the first ODI match by 66 runs giving a clear lead to hosts with a score of 2-0.
Virat Kohli have being granted paternity leave by the BCCI & will leave for India after the first test match in Adelaide to be with his wife during the birth of their first child.