Virat Kohli becomes the fastest to 12000 ODI runs, surpasses legendary Sachin Tendulkar's record

IND vs AUS 3rd ODI: Virat Kohli becomes the fastest to 12000 ODI run-mark in the third ODI against Australia in Manuka Oval, Canberra. Kohli surpasses the legendary Sachin Tendulkar's record, who got his 12000th run in his 300th inning.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Dec 02, 2020 12:07 IST
Virat Kohli becomes the fastest to 12000 ODI runs, surpasses legendary Sachin Tendulkar's record
Virat Kohli became the fastest to reach 12,000 ODI runs

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Highlights:

  • Indian skipper Virat Kohli became the fastest to reach 12,000 ODI runs (no. of innings)
  • Kohli reached the milestone in his 242nd ODI inning
  • He broke Indian legendary Sachin Tendulkar's record, who got 12,000 in 300 innings

Indian cricket Team skipper Run Machine Virat Kohli became the fastest to reach 12,000 runs in ODIs (in terms of innings). Kohli achieved the mark in the third ODI against Australia in Manuka Oval, Canberra. Virat Kohli needs just 23 runs when he steps out to bat in the final ODI against Australia (IND vs AUS 3rd ODI) after winning the toss and chooses to bat first. Kohli got to the milestone in his 242nd inning when he took a single off Sean Abbott in the 13th over of India's innings. Kohli surpasses the legendary Sachin Tendulkar's record, who got his 12000th run in his 300th inning.

The 32-year-old Indian captain was playing in his 251st ODI at a healthy average of nearly 60 in the format along with 43 century and 59 half-centuries. He made his debut back in 2008 for Team India.

Virat Kohli is the second-highest scorer for India in ODIs behind cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar's 18,426 from 463 ODIs. The India captain also holds the record for the fastest batsman (in terms of innings) to 10,000 and 11,000 runs in ODIs.

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Meanwhile, the current Indian team captain Virat Kohli's presence on India's tour of Australia is sort format by the paternity leave granted to him by the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI). The top-quality batsman will leave for India after the first Test in Adelaide to be with his wife, who is expecting a first child.