Virat Kohli on the verge of another milestone: India cricket team skipper Virat Kohli is on the verge of achieving a huge milestone when he steps out to bat in the 3rd and the final ODI against Australia (IND vs AUS 3rd ODI) on Wednesday in Manuka Oval, Canberra. Run Machine Virat Kohli is just 23 runs away from reaching the 12000 run-mark in ODIs. If he manages to do so, he would reach the mark in his 251st ODI, and 242nd innings. Sachin Tendulkar took 300 innings to reach the incredible feat. The Final ODI will be kicking from 9:10 AM IST.
Meanwhile, Team India has already lost the series by 2-0 in the three-match ODI series. However, Kohli's scintillating knock of 89 runs was not enough for Men in Blue to save the game and consequently, India lost the match by 51 runs. But Kohli and Co will be eyeing for a consolidated win and avoid the clean sweep in the final ODI in Canberra tomorrow.
Virat Kohli will have a chance to surpass India's iconic Sachin Tendulkar to become the fastest player to reach the 12000 run-mark in the ODIs. Kohli will also be on the verge of equalling Tendulkar’s record of most ODI hundreds by an Indian player against Australia. If Kohli makes a hundred, it will be his 9th ODI century against the Aussies.
Kohli reached yet another milestone in his international career during his run-a-ball 89 against Australia in the second ODI at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Sunday, November 29.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli is the third Indian (after Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid) and the 8th batsman in the history of international cricket to score more than 22000 runs. Indian team legendary Sachin Tendulkar is at the top of the table with 34357 runs in 782 international innings. He is followed by Kumar Sangakkara (28016 runs), Ponting (27483), Mahela Jayawardene (25957), Jacques Kallis (25534), Dravid (24208), Lara (22358).
India will take on Australia in the third and final ODI at Manuka Oval, Canberra tomorrow.