Virat Kohli scores quickest 12,000 runs in ODI


Indian skipper Virat Kohli. — TwitterIndian skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday added a feather to his cap after he grew to become the quickest batsman to hit 12,000 One Day International (ODI) runs.The 32-year-old achieved the feat in India’s third and closing ODI in opposition to Australia at Manuka Oval in Canberra.The file was beforehand held by former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar who accomplished the mark in 300 innings. Kohli, nevertheless, took simply 242 innings to reach the milestone — 58 innings faster than his former Indian colleague.The batsman reached the determine within the 13th over of India’s innings after the visitors gained the toss and selected to bat first.The Indian participant has joined an inventory of elite cricketers as he’s solely the sixth participant to attain 12,000 ODI runs. Other gamers who’ve achieved the milestone are Ricky Ponting, Sanath Jayasuriya, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene and Sachin Tendulkar, based on ESPNcricnfo.Kohli is taken into account the most effective batsmen in ODIs with 43 centuries and 59 half-centuries to his title, making him common round 60 within the format.The top-order batsman made his debut again in 2008 in opposition to Sri Lanka.