IND vs WI: Kohli surpasses Tendulkar and Lara, fastest to 20,000 international runs

Virat Kohli joined the club of 20,000 international runs, joining Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara and also becoming the fastest to achieve the milestone.

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has scored more ODI runs than any other batsman in the world since the start of 2016 (4,189 runs), averaging 83.8 across 64 innings.   -  AP

Breaking records isn't new for India's run-machine, Virat Kohli.

On Thursday, during India's World Cup 2019 match against the West Indies at Old Trafford in Manchester, the Indian captain reached a couple of milestones.

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When he got to 30, Kohli became the third highest run-scorer for India in World Cups, only behind Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly.

Tendulkar leads the list with 2,278 runs while Ganguly has amassed 1006 runs.

Kohli leapfrogged Rahul Dravid (860 runs), Virender Sehwag (843) and Mohammad Azharuddin (826).

 

The Indian skipper has scored more ODI runs than any other batsman in the world since the start of 2016 (4,189 runs), averaging 83.8 across 64 innings.

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Seven runs later, Kohli joined the club of 20,000 international runs, joining Tendulkar and Brian Lara and also becoming the fastest to achieve the feat.

Kohli has just taken 416 innings (131 in Tests, 223 in ODIs and 62 in T20Is) while both Tendulkar and Lara reached the milestone in 453 innings. Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting took 468 innings to score 20,000 international runs.

Kohli became the 12th batsman in the elite list and is also the third Indian after Tendulkar (34,357 runs) and Rahul Dravid (24,208 runs).

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