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Another feather in cap: Virat Kohli surpasses AB de Villiers to become the quickest batsman to reach 7,500 ODI runs

Kohli completed 7,500 ODI runs in just 167 innings, becoming the quickest to reach the milestone.

India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: October 27, 2016 8:20 IST ]
Image Source : PTI Virat Kohli surpasses ABD to become the quickest batsman to reach 7,500 ODI runs

While comparisons of his overall batting skills with Sachin Tendulkar have already started, Virat Kohli reached yet another coveted landmark during his 45-run inning in the fourth ODI against New Zealand on Wednesday. 

Kohli completed 7,500 ODI runs in just 167 innings, becoming the quickest to reach the milestone. The record was previously held by South African run-machine AB de Villiers, who had taken 174 innings to do so. 

Kohli has been in magnificent form this year in all three formats of cricket. In eight ODIs before the fourth and penultimate ODI against New Zealand, Kohli had smashed three hundreds and three half centuries. 

In the fourth ODI on Wednesday, however, he fell for 45 edging leg-spinner Ish Sodhi to BJ Watling behind the stumps. 

In the T20 format this year, he smashed three successive fifties in the series against Australia.

He then continued with his excellent performance in the Asia Cup T20 and the World T20. Even in the Indian Premier League, he amassed a record-breaking 973 runs. 

Leading the team in the Test format, Kohli led India to the top of ICC Test team rankings with series wins over the West Indies and New Zealand. He also hammered two double Test hundreds over the last couple of months, becoming the first Indian captain to do so. 

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