As we know, there are many talented cricketers worldwide in recent times. But very few of them have done remarkably. Recently there was news regarding a cricketer making the fastest 12000 cricket runs in his international career, breaking all the previous records. It sounds quite interesting. Well, let us get into the depth of the topic and know who the cricketer is.
Fastest batter to score 12,000 ODI runs:
Indian captain Virat Kohli became the fastest to reach 12,000 runs in One-day International (ODI) cricket on Wednesday. Kohli’s staggering One Day International record gets better with every match he plays. During the third ODI against Australia in Canberra, the India skipper became the fastest to reach the 12,000-run mark in international cricket. He needed just 242 innings to reach the milestone.
The next fastest on the list is Sachin Tendulkar, who achieved the mark in 300 ODIs. The Virat had 11,977 cricket runs before the game and got to the landmark after driving a ball to extra wide cover off Sean Abbott during the 13th over of India’s innings. Kohli reached the milestone in his 242nd inning, and with that, he surpassed legendary Sachin Tendulkar, who got his 12000th run in the 300th inning.
The great bit about Kohli’s ODI career is how often he manages to get the three-figure mark (he has 43 centuries to his name) and that he has done all of this at a rather incredible average of a tad below 60. However, for the second time in his career, since his debut in 2008, Kohli finished a calendar year without a century to his name in this format after being dismissed for 63 by Josh Hazlewood.
Fewest Innings to 12000 ODI runs:
- 242 – Virat Kohli
- 277 – Babar Azam
- 300 – Sachin Tendulkar
- 314 – Ricky Ponting
- 336 – Kumar Sangakkara
- 379 – Sanath Jayasuriya
- 399 – Mahela Jayawardene
Fastest Indian to Reach 12000 ODI cricket runs:
ODI cricket is played between international teams. Unlike other test matches, the one-day international tournament consists of one innings for each group. However, it does have a limit in overs which is currently limited to 50 overs per innings. The players of one-day international games should be full members of the International Cricket Council. Moreover, if any member achieves the fastest 12000 runs in ODI cricket, they would be considered a benchmark. However, in the game where Virat Kohli achieved this benchmark, India got 303 runs. Virat Kohli played a superb game, but the failure of the other batters did not prove to be a happy ending for the Indian cricket team. Australia won that one-day international series with a total of 2-0.
Kohli Becomes Sixth Cricketer to Scale The 12,000-Run Milestone In ODI Cricket Kohli, who became only the sixth cricketer to score 12,000 cricket runs in ODIs, joined an elite list of batting greats in the white ball format to have achieved the milestone. Before Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Sanath Jayasuriya and Ricky Ponting registered the lofty landmark in one-day internationals. Hailed as one of the greatest ODI batters, Kohli is the proud owner of numerous batting records in the 50-ver format.
A few days back, the ‘Chase Master’ became the fastest to scale 22000 runs in international cricket. Second Highest Run Scorer and Ton Maker For India In ODIs, Kohli is India’s second-highest run-getter (12040) in one-day internationals behind the legendary Sachin Tendulkar (18426 ODI runs).
Virat Kohli is also second behind Sachin (49) on the list of all-time ton makers in ODIs with 43 tons. If Kohli scores a ton against the Aussies in the 3rd ODI, the 32-year-old batting lynchpin would equal Sachin’s record of most hundreds by an Indian (9) against Australia. Fastest To 12,000 ODI cricket runs Virat Kohli – 251 matches, 242 innings* Sachin Tendulkar – 309 games, 300 innings Ricky Ponting – 323 matches, 314 innings Kumar Sangakkara – 359 games, 336 innings Sanath Jayasuriya – 390 matches, 379 innings.
It is a matter of pride to us that our very own Virat has enlisted his name in such a legendary list earlier in his career. It is undoubtedly a milestone in his international cricketing career. However, apart from that, Virat Kohli is also the fastest to reach 8000, 9000, 10,000, and 11,000 cricket runs in the 50-over format. He took 175 innings to get 8k runs, 194 to 9k runs, 205 to 10k runs and 222 to 11k runs. He is the second-highest run-scorer after Tendulkar for India and sixth overall in the history of ODI cricket.