NEW DELHI – Virat Kohli has surpassed cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar’s file for probably the most variety of runs scored in ODI recreation away from house for India.
He achieved the feat whereas taking part in towards South Africa on the Boland Park in Paarl on Wednesday within the first ODI of the continued three-match sequence.
Virat Kohli is main the chart with 5070 runs he made in 108 matches, surpassing Tendulkar’s 5065 runs file. Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni is on the third spot with 4520 runs in 145 matches.
It was for the primary time in over 5 years that Kohli was taking part in as a pure batter as a substitute of captain as he stepped down as ODI and T20 captain final week. Notably, he had give up Check captaincy earlier this month.
Virat Kohli was additionally on the verge of overtaking Ricky Ponting on the general record of batters with most ODI runs away from house. The previous India captain is now solely behind Ponting and Sri Lanka legend Kumar Sangakkara on the elite record.
He has additionally secured third place within the total record for many away runs within the 50-over format. Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara is main the desk with 5,518. Kohli can even go previous Ricky Ponting’s 5,090 file to go second if he managed to carry out properly within the upcoming matches.
The previous India captain additionally surpassed two Indian batting stalwarts Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly for many runs towards South Africa in ODI recreation when he smashed 27th run in his innings.
Virat Kohli is barely behind Tendulkar, who has made 2,001 runs towards Proteas in ODIs.