Virat Kohli is on a record-breaking spree with the run-machine becoming the fifth highest run-getter from India in one day internationals. Against South Africa in the fourth India, Kohli scored 75 runs and during his knock, he went past former India captain Mohammed Azharuddin [9378] in the list of the top run scorers in ODIs.

| Updated: Feb 11, 2018, 14:33 IST

Highlights

  • Kohli is now the fifth highest run-getter from India in ODIs
  • He went past Azhar’s record of 9378 runs on Saturday
  • The list is topped by Sachin Tendulkar with 18426 runs

NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli is on a record-breaking spree with the run-machine becoming the fifth highest run-getter from India in one day internationals. Against South Africa in the fourth India, Kohli scored 75 runs and during his knock, he went past former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin [9378] in the list of the top run scorers in ODIs.


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After the Wanderers ODI, Kohli has scored 9423 runs in just 206 ODIs at an outstanding average of 57.45. The 29-year-old also went past explosive West Indian batsman Chris Gayle who currently has 9420 runs in 275 matches.

Overall, he’s now the 16th highest run-getter in the format in a list that is led by legendry Sachin Tendulkar who scored 18426 runs across 463 ODIs. Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara [14243] is the second in the list followed by Australian Rocky Ponting [13704].

Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly [11363], Rahul Dravid [10889] and MS Dhoni [9954] are the top-four Indians with the most ODI runs. South African AB de Villiers [9541] is one rung ahead of Kohli in the pecking order.

Kohli recently scored his 34th ODI ton in the 3rd ODI when his majestic unbeaten 160 pushed India to a what turned out to be a winning total. It was also his 13th century and he thus overtook Ganguly [11] as the India captain with most ODI hundreds.

At Wanderers, Shikhar Dhawan became the first Indian batsman to hit a century in 100th ODI and has 4309 runs to his name. He is also the most prolific Indian run-maker after completing 100 ODIs. He bettered the previous Indian record held by Kohli who had 4107 runs at that stage.

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