On Monday, Indian batsman Virat Kohli passed his hero Sachin Tendulkar to become the player to reach 13,000 ODI runs the fastest.
At the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Monday, the 34-year-old accomplished the milestone in his 267th innings during the Asia Cup Super 4 match against Pakistan.
In response to Pakistan’s request to bat, India reached 147/2 in 24.1 overs when Sunday’s game was called off due to inclement weather. When play was halted on Sunday due to rain, Kohli, who was at 8 at the time, and KL Rahul, who was undefeated at 17 off 28 balls, continued their batting.
In 321 ODI innings, Indian cricket superstar Sachin Tendulkar attained the milestone. Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting (341) and the Sri Lankan team of Kumar Sangakkara (363) and Sanath Jayasuriya (416) were the players who came behind Tendulkar.
Kohli is fifth overall among ODI’s top run scorers. In the 50-over format, the Indian cricketer has scored more runs than only Tendulkar (18,426), Sangakkara (14,234), Ponting (13,704), and Jayasuriya (13,430).
In addition, Kohli is ranked seventh among players with the most international runs. He currently has 25600 runs across all forms. Above Kohli on the list are Tendulkar (34,357), Sangakkara (28,016), Ponting (27,483), and former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene (25,957).