Indian skipper Virat Kohli became the fastest cricketer to 20,000 worldwide runs during his innings against West Indies in Match 34 of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester on Thursday. Kohli achieved the feat against Pakistan at Old Trafford, Manchester where he also scored his 20,000 global run. He got to the landmark when he reached 37 runs against the West Indies at Old Trafford.
Also, Kohli became the 12th batsman to this landmark and the third Indian after Sachin Tendulkar (34,357 runs) and Rahul Dravid (24,208 runs).
Kohli, who has scored 66 tons in his illustrious worldwide career is yet to score a ton in the ongoing World Cup 2019.
Kohli, arguably the finest batsman in world cricket at the moment, started his World Cup 2019 scoring a mere 18 runs against South Africa in India's inaugural match.
The West Indies bowlers, led by paceman Kemar Roach, had kept India in check until the latter stages, stemming the flow of runs with regular wickets after being asked to field.
Kohli broke the long-standing feat held jointly by Tendulkar and Lara during India's World Cup encounter against West Indies here.
Kohli reached the milestone in only his 417th worldwide innings, while Tendulkar and Lara, both retired now, took 453 innings each to get there.
Virat Kohli walked into the ICC World Cup 2019 as the No.1 ranked ODI batsman and expectations of over a billion fans. At 30, he already has 25 Test and 41 ODI centuries to his name which places him just behind Sachin Tendulkar in the list of hundreds.
Another distinction for the Indian skipper is that he is the only batsman to have scored 20,000 runs and to have maintained an average of 50.
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