Ace cricketer Virat Kohli becomes fastest to 8000 ODI runs

Highlights:

  • India captain Virat Kohli has become the quickest batsman to 8000 runs in one-day international cricket, beating AB de Villiers' mark in seven fewer innings.
  • Kohli crossed the 8000-run mark in his 175th innings, during the course of his unbeaten 96 off 78 deliveries against Bangladesh in  ICC Champions Trophy semi-final in Birmingham.
  • South African captain de Villiers needed 182 innings to get to 8000 runs in August 2015, beating Sourav Ganguly's previous record of 200 innings.
  • In 2002, Ganguly had gone past Sachin Tendulkar's mark of 210 innings, entering the 8000 club in his 200th innings.
  • Earlier this year, South Africa opener Hashim Amla had broken Kohli's record of being the quickest to 7000 runs in ODIs, getting there in his 150th innings.
  • Kohli had taken 166 to do so. Amla is also the fastest to 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000 and 6000 runs. Amla, 34, is currently at 7186 runs in 153 ODI innings.