Virat Kohli breaks Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara’s record

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The Team India skipper Virat Kohli has become the fastest to 20,000 International runs by reaching the milestone in his 417th innings. The record was previously jointly held by Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara, who reached the landmark in their 453rd innings

Virat Kohli is just 12th player to reach to the milestone and among them he is the only one averaging more than 50 – his remarkable figure of 56.50 an indication of the way he has been able to dominant the Test, ODI and T20I formats like no other batsman.

He reached to 20,000 runs during India’s ICC Cricket World Cup clash with the West Indies in Manchester.

Kohli’s compatriot and the man with whom he is so often compared, Sachin Tendulkar, is the overall record holder for international runs, with 34,357.

The 30-year-old’s run breakdown makes impressive reading: in Tests, he has 6,613 runs at 53.76; in ODIs he has 11,124 runs at 59.81; and in T20Is he has 2,263 runs at 50.28. It makes him the only player to be averaging 50-plus in each international format (min 20 inns).