IND vs PAK: Virat Kohli Becomes Fastest to 13000 Runs In ODIs, Outdoing Sachin Tendulkar

author - Shubhamoy Majumder

Who surpassed Sachin in the ODI 13,000 runs race? Dive in as IND vs PAK sees Virat Kohli rewriting history. Discover how he became the fastest to achieve this!

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli's Outstanding Achievement in ODI Cricket

Virat Kohli, the esteemed batter of the Indian National Cricket Team, has recently scripted history in One Day International (ODI) cricket. With this incredible accomplishment, he has outshined the legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar by becoming the quickest player to cross the 13,000-run milestone in the 50-over cricket format.

Setting the Stage: Asia Cup 2023

In the currently progressing mega event, the Asia Cup 2023, at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Kohli reached this significant milestone during a high-voltage match against India's long-time cricketing adversary, Pakistan. Achieving such a laudable feat against a fierce competitor like Pakistan adds an extra layer of sweetness for the top-tier Indian batsman.

Dominating the Men in Green

From the very first delivery he faced, Kohli showcased his mastery over the Pakistani bowlers. His consistent performance against Pakistan was yet again evident as he notched up his 47th ODI century, making the Pakistani bowling attack seem almost pedestrian, despite their impressive record in the ongoing tournament.

Kohli and KL Rahul's Fireworks

In what turned out to be a batting spectacle, Kohli, with the support of KL Rahul, who too scored a brilliant century, stitched together a partnership exceeding 200 runs. This partnership was pivotal in setting a colossal target of 356 runs for Pakistan in Colombo.

Key Highlights of Kohli's Knock

  • Runs Scored: 122* (Unbeaten)
  • Balls Faced: 94
  • Strike Rate: Nearly 130
  • Boundaries:Fours: 9Sixes: 3
  • Fours: 9
  • Sixes: 3
  • Current Century Count: 47th ton
  • Towards Tendulkar's Record: Just 2 centuries shy

Charting the Fastest to 13,000 ODI Runs

In a significant feat, Kohli achieved 13,000 runs in a mere 276 innings, leaving behind Sachin Tendulkar who took 321 innings. Here's a glance at the top cricketers who reached this mark the quickest:

PositionPlayer NameInnings
2Sachin Tendulkar321
3Ricky Ponting341
4Kumar Sangakkara363
5Sanath Jayasuriya416

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