Saturday, January 4, 2014

Virat Kohli became Fastest Batsman to Score 5000 Runs in ODIs

Virat-Kohli

Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman to score 5000 runs in one-day internationals when he scored 86 against the West Indies in the first ODI in Kochi on 21 November 2013.
Virat Kohli achieved the feat in just 120 matches and 114 innings. He has so far scored 5005 runs, which included 17 centuries and 27 fifties in his short career.
In terms of innings, Virat Kohli has equalled the record of Sir Viv Richards of West Indies, who also achieved the feat in 114 innings way back in 1987 but it was Viv’s 126th match.
Before Kohli, former captain Sourav Ganguly was the fastest to achieve the feat among Indian batsmen in 131 matches and 126 innings. From India, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (135 innings), Gautam Gambhir (135 innings) and Sachin Tendulkar (138 innings) are the next fastest batsmen to reach the 5000 runs in ODIs.

Batsman
Opposition
Match Date
Matches
Innings
Virat Kohli (India)
West Indies
21 Nov 2013
120
114
Viv Richards (WI)
England
30 Jan 1987
126
114
Brian Lara (WI)
South Africa
3 Nov 1997
120
118
Gordon Greenidge (WI)
Pakistan
13 Nov 1990
122
121
AB de Villiers (SA)
England
28 Aug 2012
129
124
Sourav Ganguly (India)
Pakistan
25 Jan 2000
131
126

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