Kohli On The Brink Of Another World Record

Indian skipper Virat Kohli (File Image)
Indian skipper Virat Kohli (File Image)

As India takes on Afghanistan in a group match at the ongoing cricket world cup in England & Wales on Saturday, skipper Virat Kohli will get the chance to add another feather to his cap.

The Indian skipper needs to score another 104 runs to become the fastest batsman to score 20,000 international runs. He currently has 19, 896 runs to his name.

The record of fastest to 20,000 international runs is jointly hold by Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar and West Indies great Brian Lara.

If captain Kohli manages to score 104 runs against Afghanistan, he will reach the 20,000-international run milestone in 415 innings (131 in Tests, 222 in ODIs and 62 in T20Is).

Tendulkar and Lara, both had reached the milestone in 453 innings, followed by former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting who scored 20,000 runs in 468 innings.

The Indian skipper has been in great form in the tournament. After getting out cheaply against South Africa in the World Cup opener, Kohli scored 82 runs against Australia and 77 against Pakistan.

It may be mentioned here that during the innings against Pakistan at Old Trafford on June 16, Kohli also became the fastest batsman to score 11,000 ODI runs.

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