Virat Kohli was at his lethal best against West Indies and went on to create two new records in the very same innings.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli became India’s second-highest run getter in ODIs surpassing former Indian captain and legend Sourav Ganguly. Ganguly took 311 innings to reach 11,363 ODI runs while Kohli reached the mark in just 238 innings.
Kohli reached the landmark in the second ODI against West Indies at Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, where India posted a target of 280 on the back of his 120-run knock. The 30-year-old right-handed batsman reached the milestone in the 32nd over, when he hit Jason Holder for a boundary to third man.
He is now one behind the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, who has 18,426 ODI runs to his name and is also the overall topper in the list of highest run-getters in ODIs.
Immediately after Kohli reached the feat, Ganguly took to twitter to congratulate him.
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) August 11, 2019
Earlier, in the same innings, when Kohli reached 19 runs, he also surpassed Javed Miandad’s 26-year-old record of scoring the most number of runs against West Indies.
Here is a list of top five Indian run-scorers in ODIs:
Sachin Tendulkar: 18,426
Virat Kohli: 11,406
Sourav Ganguly: 11,363
Rahul Dravid: 10,889
MS Dhoni: 10,773
Feature Image Courtesy: AFP/ Randy Brooks