Virat Kohli surpasses MS Dhoni, Sourav Ganguly to break another ODI record
Virat Kohli (49 innings) became the fastest Indian cricketer to score 3000 runs as skipper ahead of MS Dhoni (70 innings) and Sourav Ganguly (74 innings) during the 3rd ODI match against England in Headingley.Updated: Jul 18, 2018, 12:09 IST
Virat Kohli added another record to his illustrious career when he became the fastest to reach 3000 ODI runs as skipper. The Indian cricket team star reached this milestone in the 10th over of the third ODI encounter against England in Headingley when he guided a short delivery from David Willey to third man for a single.
Virat Kohli took just 49 innings to reach the landmark - 11 innings faster than previous record holder AB de Villiers (60 innings). The other names on the list include MS Dhoni (70 innings), Sourav Ganguly (74 innings), Greame Smith and Misbah-ul-Haq (83 innings) and Sanath Jayasuriya and Ricky Ponting (84 innings).
Kohli looked in tremendous form against the England bowlers in Headingley and he had no problems in scoring his 48th ODI fifty. The skipper was forced to take charge early after the dismissal of opener Rohit Sharma in the sixth over and since then, Kohli has been dominating the proceedings. He was finally dismissed by Adil Rashid for 71.
This has been a special tour for Virat Kohli as he also became the fastest player (56 innings) to reach the 2000-run mark in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) earlier this month. Kohli achieved this feat during the first T20 encounter against England at Manchester.
There are just two other batsmen who have achieved that feat apart from Kohli - New Zealand’s Martin Guptill (2271 runs) and compatriot Brendon McCullum, who has 2140 runs.