Indian captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday added another achievement to his outstanding cricket career as he completed his 12,000 ODI runs in only 242 innings and surpassed Sachin's record after arriving at the crease for batting on the third ODI.
Kohli had scored 11,977 runs before the 3rd ODI match against Australia and was just 23 runs short from breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record of being the fastest to score 12,000 runs in ODI cricket. Earlier, Sachin Tendulkar completed his 12,000 runs in 300 innings.
King Kohli, who is India's second-highest scorer in ODIs after Sachin Tendulkar, touched the mark when he took a single run in the 13th over of Sean Abbott.
With this landmark, he became the 6th cricketer to score 12000 ODI runs after Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Kumar Sangakkara, Sanath Jayasuriya and Mahela Jayawardene.
BCCI has granted the paternity leave to Kohli, which limits his presence during India's tour of Australia. Kohli will travel to India with his wife Anushka after the first test in Adelaide.
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