Team India may not be having a great time in Australia, but Virat Kohli has provided Indian cricket fans with a silver lining. During his innings of 63 in the third ODI in Canberra, Kohli became the second Indian player and the fastest ever to join the elusive 12,000-run club.
Before the start of the game, Kohli needed 23 runs to complete 12,000 runs in the 50-over format. Kohli broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record of becoming the fastest player to register 12,000 ODI runs.
The Little Maestro achieved the feat in his 341st ODI. Kohli needed just 251 ODIs to reach the milestone.
Kohli is also the fastest player to reach the 11,000- and 10,000-run mark in men’s international cricket.
Kohli becomes the sixth player to join the 12,000-run club. Apart from Kohli and Tendulkar, Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, Sanath Jayasuriya, and Mahela Jayawardene and Australia’s Ricky Ponting have scored more then 12,000 runs in ODIs.