Virat Kohli’s amazing Asia Cup 100 breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s record

During yet another outstanding ODI performance against Pakistan, Virat Kohli shattered a long-standing Sachin Tendulkar record. Kohli reached 13,000 ODI runs during his great performance against Pakistan in the Super 4 round of the Asia Cup, making him the fifth player to do so in men’s ODIs. Before him, Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Sanath Jayasuriya, and Mahela Jayawardene had accomplished the feat.

Quickest to 13,000 ODI runs

Player Inns
Virat Kohli 267
Sachin Tendulkar 321
Ricky Ponting 341
Kumar Sangakkara 363
Sanath Jayasuriya 416

While Tendulkar needed 321 innings to reach the mark, Kohli only needed 267, making him the player to reach the milestone the fastest. While Jayasuriya attained the milestone in 416 innings, Ponting (341) and Sangakkara (363) needed more than 300 innings each.

Additionally, Kohli is the only one of the five to average more than 50. Kohli has 47 ODI hundreds, which puts him two from tying Tendulkar’s record number of ODI tonnes.

Most runs in men’s ODIs

Player Innings Runs Ave Hundreds
Sachin Tendulkar 452 18426 44.83 49
Kumar Sangakkara 380 14234 41.98 25
Ricky Ponting 365 13704 42.03 30
Sanath Jayasuriya 433 13430 32.36 28
Virat Kohli 267 13024 57.62 47

Following an early review for being caught behind off Naseem Shah’s over, the No. 3 hitter continued from his score of seven from the previous night. After that, he appeared in excellent form and teamed up with a proactive KL Rahul to really drive home India’s strong start.

While it took Kohli 55 balls to reach his half-century, it just took him 29 balls to reach his 47th ODI century. Rahul also reached his century in the meantime, giving India a substantial total in Colombo.

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