Ace cricketer Virat Kohli becomes fastest to 8000 ODI runs
- 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
- 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.