India batter Virat Kohli became the fastest to reach 13,000 ODI runs during the Asia Cup Super 4 clash against arch-rival Pakistan at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Monday.
The 34-year-old bettered the record of fellow Indian veteran Sachin Tendulkar (321 innings), by achieving the feat in just 277 innings. Kohli got to the landmark with a double off Shaheen Afridi.
Kohli added a cherry on top with a century. He reached his 47th ton in ODIs, off the subsequent ball.
Additionally, with this century, Kohli has now scored four consecutive 100s at this stadium, the joint-most highest centuries at a single venue alongside South African great Hashim Amla. The other three tons were against Sri Lanka— two of which came in 2017 and one in 2012.
The match was called off on Sunday owing to excessive rain with India stranded at 147/2 in 24.1 overs and had to be moved to reserve day. Kohli and KL Rahul both started cautiously but gained control of the match. They ended up scoring 233 off 194 deliveries, nine higher than previous record-holders Nasir Jamshed and Mohammad Hafeez. They help India reach a daunting 356/2 in their 50-over quota.
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