Virat Kohli has broken the record of Ab De Villiers’ fastest One-Day international 7000 runs. Indian star batsman took 161 innings to score 7000 ODI runs compared to De Villiers’ 161 innings. In-form Virat achieved this mile-stone while playing third ODI match against Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground on 17 January, 2016.
Before the starting of 3rd ODI, Kohli was required 19 runs to break South African player record. VK did it in his own style and registered his name in cricket history with a fine boundary. India’s former captain Sourav Ganguly is at the third place in fastest 7000 ODI runs scorers list.
Top 10 fastest ODI runs scorer
|2||AB De Villiers||South Africa||166||2014|
|4||Brian Lara||West Indies||183||2001|
|5||Desmond Haynes||West Indies||187||1991|
|6||Jacques Kallis||South Africa||188||2004|
|7||Chris Gayle||West Indies||189||2009|
Virat Kohli is in the superb form in this Australia tour and scored back to back fifties in first two matches. He missed century by 9 runs in the first ODI but he didn’t miss it in third match and slammed hundred in 105 balls. This was Virat Kohli’s 24th century in One-Day international. He made 117 runs in 117 balls before getting dismissed.
Indian test captain also became fastest batsman in ODIs to hit 24 centuries. He played 161 matches to achieve this record. In scoring 24 ODI centuries, India’s Sachin Tendulkar stands at second position as he took 219 matches to hit 24 tons.