Virat Kohli Surpasses Australia’s Legendary Cricketer Ricky Ponting To Score Most Runs In World Cup Editions

Virat Kohli becomes the second player to score most runs in ICC World Cups
Virat Kohli becomes the second player to score most runs in ICC World Cups. Image Source: Team India Instagram

The biggest cricket tournament, the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 Finals is underway with Australia and India taking against each other at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The crowd at the Ahmedabad stadium is bleeding blue, with fans, Bollywood stars, and politicians gracing the event with their presence and cheering for the Men in Blue. 

The Aussies won the toss and opted to field first asking India to bat first. Opener Rohit Sharma went on a magnificent showdown by starting the innings with a banger like he always does. Unfortunately, India had to face an early wicket of Shubman Gill with Mitchell Starc dismissing him for 4 runs. Then came Virat Kohli who along with Rohit Sharma are the perfect start to the game against Australia. 

Another significant record added

King Kohli, added yet another mind-blowing record to his name, becoming the second player to score most runs in all the World Cups so far. He overtook Australia’s legendary batsman Ricky Ponting to achieve the enormous feat. Kohli is at second position, only behind Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar to become the highest run scorer in the history of the World Cup. 

While Ricky Ponting took a total of 42 innings to score 1743 runs, Virat took just 37 innings to reach the enormous feat. In the match today against Australia, King Kohli crossed Ricky Ponting’s run tally to become only the second Indian to score the highest runs with a total of 1755 runs. At the top is Sachin Tendulkar who has smashed a total of 2278 runs till now in all the World Cup editions he has played in 44 innings so far. 

A masterful knock in every match

Earlier in the tournament, Virat Kohli has registered several records to his name, breaking everyone’s record to become the highest run getter in a single World Cup edition, with 711 runs. He surpassed Sachin Tendulkar a rest while record of 673 runs which he smashed in the 2003 World Cup edition. Also in the ongoing World Cup tournament, Virat Kohli smashed his 50th ODI century in the match against New Zealand in the semi-final, to have the highest number of ODI centuries to his name. 

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