Virat Kohli’s Historic 13,000 ODI Runs Milestone: A New Record in India-Pakistan Asia Cup Clash

In the thrilling Super Four stage match of the Asia Cup, which extended into a reserve day on Monday, September 11th, the Indian cricket team faced off against their arch-rivals, Pakistan.

It was during the first innings of this highly anticipated encounter that Virat Kohli, the star Indian batsman, etched his name in the annals of cricketing history. Kohli achieved a remarkable milestone by crossing the monumental mark of 13,000 runs in One Day International (ODI) cricket. This puts him in an elite category, with only four other players having achieved this feat before him.

To provide a broader perspective on the top run-scorers in ODI cricket, Virat Kohli’s achievement places him fifth on the all-time list of highest run-scorers in this format of the game. This illustrious list includes some of the most legendary names in cricket, such as Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting.

Name Country Innings Runs Average Strike Rate
Sachin Tendulkar India 452 18426 44.8 86.2
Kumar Sangakkara Sri Lanka 380 14234 42.0 78.8
Ricky Ponting Australia 365 13704 42.0 80.4
Sanath Jayasuriya Sri Lanka 433 13430 32.4 91.2
Virat Kohli India 267* 13000* 57.5 93.7


Virat Kohli’s remarkable journey to 13,000 ODI runs also stands out for its exceptional speed. He managed to reach this incredible milestone in just 267 innings, which is a testament to his extraordinary batting prowess. Notably, the previous record holder, Sachin Tendulkar, took 321 innings to achieve the same milestone.

As the cricketing world eagerly followed this momentous match, India faced Pakistan in the Asia Cup Super Four clash, held in Colombo. The fierce rivalry between these two cricketing giants always adds an extra layer of excitement to their encounters, making it a must-watch event for fans around the world.

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Virat Kohli’s achievement serves as a source of pride not only for Indian cricket enthusiasts but for cricket fans worldwide, as he continues to establish himself as one of the greatest batsmen of his generation.

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