Virat Kohli was at his usual best in the one-off T20I against Sri Lanka at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The Indian skipper seems like breaking records each time he steps onto the cricket field. To add another feather to his cap, he has broken another record.
The 28-year-old reached 15,000 international runs in the final game on the Sri Lankan tour and in the process, became the fastest ever to reach there. He achieved the milestone in his 333rd international innings and went past South Africa’s Hashim Amla who did it in 336 innings. The third on the list is the legendary West Indian cricketer Sir Vivian Richards who took 344 innings to get to the landmark.
Virat Kohli now has a total of 15075 runs across formats. The right-hander has scored 4658 runs in Tests, 8587 in ODIs and 1830 in T20Is. It’s an astonishing record and having a good 10 years of international cricket ahead of him, he is set to amass plenty more runs for India.
The modern master had recently brought up his 30th ODI century and now is on par with the Australian legend Ricky Ponting. He is only behind the great Sachin Tendulkar who has scored 49 ODI hundreds. At the moment, if there is anyone who looks like breaking Tendulkar’s record, it’s Kohli.
A wonderful run in Sri Lanka
Virat Kohli and his men made a mockery of Sri Lanka across all the formats. They defeated the neighbors 3-0 in Tests and then enforced another whitewash by 5-0 in the ODI series. They then went on to win the solitary T20I as well making it a perfect clean sweep of the tour.
Kohli, himself was magnificent. He scored a century in the first Test and then notched up 2 more in the ODI series. When it came to the shortest format of the game, he scored a match-winning 82 and guided his side to the comprehensive victory.