Virat Kohli inks new record, becomes fastest batsman to ink this massive milestone

By: | Updated: September 9, 2017 12:02 PM

Virat Kohli became the fastest player to score 15,000 runs in the international cricket on Wednesday.

Cricket, India, Sri Lanka, T20I, Virat Kohli Virat Kohli runs between wickets during the Twenty20 cricket match against Sri Lanka in Colombo. (AP Photo)

Virat Kohli became the fastest player to score 15,000 runs in the international cricket on Wednesday. The Indian captain took 333 innings to achieve the feat overtaking South African batsman Hashim Amla, who reached the feat in 336 innings. Kohli has 4658 runs in Test format, 8587 runs in ODI and 1764 in T20I. Kolhi also scripted his fourth consecutive half century of this Sri Lankan tour. Earlier, in the fifth ODI, the Indian batsman had made history by becoming the first captain to clean sweep Sri Lanka in the bilateral series at home.

He also overtook Ricky Ponting to become the player to score second-most centuries -30 hundred, sitting just behind Sachin Tendulkar. Kohli has been an unstoppable force on this tour and with this pace, he might be on the path to becoming one of the best if not the great batsman the world has ever seen.

Meanwhile, after a short spell of rain, the match was delayed by 40 minutes. Sri Lanka faced the initial blow with both Bhuvi and Bumrah striking in their first over respectively. Munaveera came to the crease and blasted long hits and sent the ball all around the ground and then started the long inning of Munaveera who made his fifty. But India kept striking at intervals not letting any partnership thrive.

After Munaveera’s departure other Sri Lankan players came to the pitch with one thing in mind either send it long or go back home. India had white-washed Sri Lanka in the three match Test series and also clean swept the Islanders in the five match ODI series.

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