Virat Kohli became the fastest player to 13000 ODI runs on Monday, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s mark in India and Pakistan’s Super Four match of the 2023 Asia Cup. He resumed his batting on the next day and eventually reached his 47th ODI century by first scoring a half-century in 55 balls and then another fifty in only 29 more.
When comparing Virat to Sachin, it’s important to keep in mind that Kohli reached Mount 13K in 54 fewer innings than Tendulkar, who did so in 321 innings. With his 47th century, Kohli is now just two runs away from Sachin’s record and three from overtaking him to reach 50 one-day tonnes, an impressive accomplishment in and of itself. He is getting closer to his hero. India amassed a massive total of 356/2 against Pakistan thanks to Kohli’s string of victories.
Additionally, Kohli’s career now has 77 international centuries, putting him one international century away from Tendulkar’s record of 100 tonnes. The notion of Virat hitting another 23 hundred appears difficult as he approaches his mid-30s and has a limited playing career left. However, every Indian cricket fan wonders if Kohli can beat Sachin’s record after each of his 100-point performances.
Virat Kohli broke Tendulkar’s record of the quickest to score 13,000 runs
By crossing the 13,000 run mark in ODI cricket, Kohli once again showed why he is regarded as one of the best athletes in cricket history while performing on one of his favorite platforms. Not only did he reach this milestone, but he also played the most innings in ODIs to reach 13000 runs. For Kohli to break this record, 267 innings were necessary.
In his 267th innings, Kohli passed the legendary Tendulkar to achieve this achievement, making him the batter with the fastest 8,000, 9,000, 10,000, 11,000, 12,000, and now 13,000 ODI runs. In 267 innings, Virat Kohli scored 13,000 runs in ODIs. This milestone was previously attained by Sachin Tendulkar in the 2004 match between India and Pakistan. However, it took Sachin Tendulkar 321 innings to accumulate 13,000 runs.
Kohli in IND vs. PAK
Virat Kohli’s remarkable achievement has set the cricketing world abuzz with excitement. In just 267 innings, Kohli has achieved the incredible feat of surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s monumental record of 13,000 ODI runs. This milestone underscores Kohli’s unparalleled consistency and prowess in the limited-overs format, solidifying his status as one of the greatest batsmen in cricket history.
As if this weren’t enough, Kohli is now closing in on another of Tendulkar’s hallowed records—the most centuries in One Day Internationals (ODIs). His relentless pursuit of excellence on the cricket field continues to captivate fans and inspire aspiring cricketers worldwide. Kohli’s journey is a testament to his dedication, skill, and enduring passion for the sport. Cricket enthusiasts eagerly await each innings, as he inches closer to etching his name even deeper into the annals of cricketing legend.