All eyes on Kohli | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, June 27, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:16 AM, June 27, 2019

All eyes on Kohli

India captain Virat Kohli is just 37 runs away from adding another world record to his illustrious, burgeoning cap.

Kohli, who already became the fastest to 11,000 ODI runs in this World Cup, will bid to become the fastest, by some distance, to score 20,000 international runs.

When India take on West Indies in their next World Cup match today, all eyes therefore, will be on Kohli.

If Kohli, who has 19,963 international runs, gets the remaining 37 runs, then he will be the 12th batsman to this landmark and the third Indian after Sachin Tendulkar (34,357 runs) and Rahul Dravid (24,208).

Kohli, who has 11,087 runs in ODIs, 6,613 in Tests and 2,263 in T20Is, will become the fastest to the landmark, overtaking Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara. Both Tendulkar and Lara had taken 453 innings to complete 20,000 international runs.

Kohli, on other hand, has played only 416 innings so far -- 131 in Tests, 223 in ODIs and 62 in T20Is. The third on the list is former Australia World Cup winning captain Ricky Ponting, who had taken 468 innings to get to the feat.

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