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Virat Kohli breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s record during stunning Asia Cup hundred



Virat Kohli breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s record during stunning Asia Cup hundred

Virat Kohli broke a long-standing Sachin Tendulkar record during another brilliant ODI knock against Pakistan.

During his outstanding knock against Pakistan in the Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup, Kohli completed 13,000 ODI runs, becoming the fifth player to reach the landmark in men’s ODIs.

Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Sanath Jayasuriya and Mahela Jayawardene are the others before him to reach the milestone.

Quickest to 13,000 ODI runs

Virat Kohli267
Sachin Tendulkar321
Ricky Ponting341
Kumar Sangakkara363
Sanath Jayasuriya416

While Tendulkar took 321 innings to get to the mark, Kohli has reached the same in 267 innings, becoming the quickest to the milestone. Ponting (341) and Sangakkara (363) took over 300 innings too while Jayasuriya reached the mark in 416 innings.

Kohli is also the only one among the five to average over 50. With 47 ODI hundreds, Kohli is also just two away from equalling Tendulkar’s record tally of ODI tons.

Most runs in men’s ODIs

Sachin Tendulkar4521842644.8349
Kumar Sangakkara3801423441.9825
Ricky Ponting3651370442.0330
Sanath Jayasuriya4331343032.3628
Virat Kohli2671302457.6247

The No.3 batter resumed from his score of seven overnight and survived an early review for caught behind off Naseem Shah’s over. He looked in pristine touch thereafter, combining with a proactive KL Rahul to really press home India’s good start.

Kohli took 55 balls to get to his half-century but took only 29 more balls to get to his 47th ODI hundred. Rahul too, meanwhile, completed his ton to give India a strong total in Colombo.

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