Colombo: Indian superstar Virat Kohli became the fastest to complete 13000 ODI runs during the Asia Cup Super 4 contest against Pakistan here on Monday.
Kohli achieved the monumental feat when he completed his 47th ODI century — overall 77th — propelling India to 356 for two against the arch-rivals. The batting great scored 122 not out with three sixes and nine fours in only 94 balls, bringing up the milestone ahead of legendary Sachin Tendulkar.
While Tendulkar reached the 13000-run landmark in 321 innings, Kohli took 267 innings to do the same.
Soon after Kohli shattered Tendulkar’s record, his name started trending on X (formerly Twitter). Many people expressed joy at the cricketer’s achievement.
Virat Kohli became the fifth player to complete 13,000 ODI runs as he reached the milestone in 267 innings. The batter became the second Indian to achieve the feat after breaking the record of former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. Previously, Sanath Jayasuriya, Ricky Ponting, and Mahela Jayawardene also completed this milestone.
Other ODI records by Virat Kohli: In a recent post on X, ICC shared about the batter’s previous ODI records. “Virat Kohli in ODIs. Fastest to 8000 runs. Fastest to 9000 runs. Fastest to 10,000 runs. Fastest to 11,000 runs. Fastest to 12,000 runs. Fastest to 13,000 runs (today),” they wrote.