India captain Virat Kohli scored his 40th ODI century on Tuesday in the ongoing second ODI against Australia at Nagpur. Along with this, he became the quickest to score 9000 International runs as a captain.
Kohli reached this milestone in the ongoing second ODI against Australia at Nagpur. The way he is scoring runs, he sets the record every now and then. He made the run score so easy that anyone can’t imagine.
He took only 159 innings to reach the milestone while no other international captain has ever achieved that. The legend, Brian Lara is second in the list with 7000 runs in 164 innings.
Kohli has been in a stupendous form ever since he was named as the captain of India team. Be it in the test cricket or one day cricket, Kohli didn’t miss any opportunity to be in the limelight. However, Kohli has already crossed 10000 runs in One Day International cricket. He has more than 6600 Test runs in his name.
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With this 40th ODI century, Virat Kohli became the second player after batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar to hit 40 ODI hundreds. Sachin Tendulkar is the first one in the ODI hundred list with 49 centuries.
However, Kohli recently surpassed Sachin Tendulkar to become the fastest player to score 10000 runs in One Day Internationals. The way he is playing now, there will be very few records left that he wouldn’t be able to achieve.
Kohli came in to bat in the very first over in the undergoing ODI against Australia at Nagpur as they lost their opener, Rohit Sharma, very cheaply. India lost another opener Shikhar Dhawan and Ambati Rayudu in the quick succession. But Kohli was there at the other end to anchor the inning.
In the 44th over, he hit Coulter-Nile over backward point for a boundary and reached the feat where India managed to put up 250 runs and later won the game by 8 runs.
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