Virat Kohli Becomes Fastest Batsman to Score 20,000 International Runs

June 27

The Skipper of Indian Cricket team, Virat Kohli has become the fastest batsman to score 20,000 international runs during India’s 6th match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup against West Indies in Manchester on Thursday.

Kohli broke a long-standing record held jointly by Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara.

Virat Kohli who made his debut for India in 2010 is the fastest to 11,000 ODI runs and has 6613 including 25 hundreds in 77 Tests and 2263 runs in 67 T20Is.

Kohli reached the 20000-run mark in only his 416th innings – 131 in Tests, 223 in ODIs and 62 in T20Is. Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara took 453 innings to reach the milestone while Ricky Ponting got to 20000 international runs in 468 innings.

Overall, Virat Kohli became the 12th batsman and 3rd Indian after Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid to reach 20,000 international runs.