Team India skipper Virat Kohli has become the fastest batsman ever to score 11,000 one-day International runs.
It seems normal with Kohli breaking records in almost everytime he steps in the middle to bat and he couldn’t have asked for a bigger stage on which to reach this new milestone, bringing it up during his team’s blockbuster World Cup group stage match against Pakistan at Old Trafford.
Coming to the crease with his team already in an enviable position at 1-136 after a strong start from openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul – having been sent in to bat by Pakistan captain Safaraz Ahmed – Kohli required 57 runs to break Sachin Tendulkar’s record.
The Indian captain didn’t disappoint, bringing up a chanceless half-century in 51 deliveries before scoring that 57th run in the 45th over of India’s innings.
He reached the 11,000-run mark in just 222 innings, smashing Tendulkar’s previous record of 276 innings.
It comes less than a year after Kohli brought up 10,000 runs, a milestone he reached against the West Indies last October.
Fastest to 11,000 ODI Runs
Virat Kohli (India) 222 innings
Sachin Tendulkar (India) 276 innings
Ricky Ponting (Aus) 286 innings
Sourav Ganguly (India) 288 innings
Jacques Kallis (SA) 293 innings
Kumar Sangakkara (SL) 318 innings
Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pak) 324 innings
Sanath Jayasuriya (SL) 354 innings
Mahela Jayawardene (SL) 368 innings