Kohli, fastest Indian to score 4,000 ODI runs

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Updated: Saturday, January 19, 2013, 17:27 [IST]
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Kohli completes 4,000 ODI runs

Ranchi, Jan 19: India's Virat Kohli became the second fastest to complete 4,000 One Day International runs during his half century knock against England in the third ODI here on Saturday.

Kohli, playing in his 96th match and batting in 93rd innings, reached the milestone at the JSCA International Stadium. When on 49, he completed 4,000 runs. West Indies legend Vivian Richards is the fastest to the 4,000-club, reaching there in 88 innings from 96 matches.

The previous second fastest was Gordon Greenidge, who had taken 96 innings and 97 games.

The right-hander is the quickest Indian, beating Sourav Ganguly's record. The former India captain took 105 innings.

Sachin Tendulkar, who recently retired from ODIs, needed 112 innings to get to the feat.

The 24-year-old Kohli enjoyed a great run in 2012 and in recent times he had struggled a bit. But in Ranchi, he was back to his old self.

Kohli has scored 13 hundreds and 22 half centuries in ODIs.


Story first published:  Saturday, January 19, 2013, 17:24 [IST]
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