Virat Kohli, celebrating his 35th birthday, went past 500 runs in the ongoing ODI World Cup during India’s match against South Africa at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.
This is the first time the Indian batter has scored more than 500 runs in an ODI World Cup.
Kohli made his World Cup debut in 2011, playing a crucial role in India’s title run, scoring 282 runs, including a century against Bangladesh in the tournament opener.
His best performance in an ODI World Cup before this edition came in 2019, when he scored 443 runs at an average of 55.37.
Kohli is the 17th batter to score 500 or more in a men’s ODI World Cup. He is also only the third Indian to achieve the feat, after Sachin Tendulkar -- who has done it twice -- and Rohit Sharma.
The right-handed batter is also the third to breach the 500-run mark in this World Cup, after South Africa’s Quinton de Kock and New Zealand’s Rachin Ravindra.
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