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Virat Kohli surpasses Tendulkar, Lara, becomes fastest batsman to score 20,000 runs
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Virat Kohli surpasses Tendulkar, Lara, becomes fastest batsman to score 20,000 runs

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 27 Jun 2019, 01:43 pm

Manchester, June 27 (IBNS): Breaking a record so far jointly held by cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman to score 20,000 international runs in the World Cup match against West Indies here on Thursday.

Kohli achieved the feat after reaching 37 in the match. He ended up scoring 72 off 82 balls.

The skipper became the 12th batsman in the world and third Indian after Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid to score 20,000 runs.

Making his debut against Sri Lanka in 2008, Kohli has already scored 11,087 runs in 231 One Day Internationals (ODIs) and over 6,000 runs in 77 Tests.

In all forms of cricket, Kohli has so far hit 66 hundreds. Tendulkar holds the world record of scoring 100 hundreds.