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Virat Kohli becomes fastest to 13,000 ODI runs


Published on: September 11, 2023 | Updated on: September 11, 2023

Virat Kohli celebrates his hundred runs during the Asia Cup cricket match between India and Pakistan in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, Sept.11, 2023. (AP/PTI)

Colombo: Indian superstar Virat Kohli became the fastest to complete 13000 ODI runs during the Asia Cup Super 4 contest against Pakistan here on Monday.
Kohli achieved the monumental feat when he completed his 47th ODI century    overall 77th    propelling India to 356 for two against the arch-rivals.

The batting great scored 122 not out with three sixes and nine fours in only 94 balls, bringing up the milestone ahead of legendary Sachin Tendulkar.

While Tendulkar reached the 13000-run landmark in 321 innings, Kohli took 267 innings to do the same.

Kohli also became only the fifth batter ever to cross the 13,000 run barrier after Tendulkar, Australia's Ricky Ponting (341 innings), Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara (363) and Sanath Jayasuriya (416).