Virat Kohli – Fastest player to score 12,000 runs in 242 ODI innigs

Virat Kohli - Fastest player to score 12,000 runs in 242 ODI innigs
Virat Kohli – Fastest player to score 12,000 runs in 242 ODI innigs

The India skipper Virat Kohli added another feather to his decorated cap as he becomes the fastest player in ODI cricket to score 12,000 runs. Kohli achieved the record in the 3rd and final ODI against Australia in Canberra on Wednesday. He only needed 23 runs to achieve the milestone as he arrived on the pitch, having scored 110 runs already in the2 matches this series.

Finally Virat Kohli became the fastest player to score 12,000 runs in ODI cricket, as he broke Sachin Tendulkar’17-year-old record of being the fastest player to register 12,000 ODI runs in career, after he scored 23 runs against Australia in the 3rd ODI at Canberra.

Apart from Virat Kohli and Sachin Sachin Tendulkar, others  Ricky Ponting, Sanath Jayasuriya, Kumar Sangakkara,and Mahela Jayawardene are the other batsmen to have scored 12,000 or more runs in ODI cricket.

 The Players to complete 12,000 ODI runs in fewest matches:

Virat Kohli – 251 matches, 242 innings

Ricky Ponting – 323 matches, 314 innings

Sachin Tendulkar – 309 matches, 300 innings

Kumar Sangakkara – 359 matches, 336 innings

Sanath Jayasuriya – 390 matches, 379 innings

Virat Kohli will also be on the verge of equalling Sachin Tendulkar’ record of most ODI hundreds by an Indian player against Australia.