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Asia Cup 2023, Virat Kohli becomes fastest ODI player to reach 13,000 runs

India’s Virat Kohli became the fastest batter to reach 13,000 ODI runs during the Asia Cup Super 4 against Pakistan at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The 34-year-old record of fellow Indian veteran Sachin Tendulkar (321 innings), by achieving in just 267 innings. He reached his 47th ton in ODIs. With this century, Kohli has now scored four consecutive 100s at this stadium, the joint-most highest centuries at a single venue alongside South African great Hashim Amla. The other three tons were against Sri Lanka— two of which came in 2017 and one in 2012.

This makes him the fastest batter to 8000, 9000, 10000, 11000, 12000 and now 13000 ODI runs.

Fifth player to reach the landmark

Kohli completed 13,000 ODI runs, becoming the fifth player to reach the landmark in men’s ODIs. Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Sanath Jayasuriya and Mahela Jayawardene are the others before him to reach the milestone. He became the quickest batter to reach this mileston, Ponting (341) and Sangakkara (363) took over 300 innings too while Jayasuriya reached the mark in 416 innings.

Overall ODI runs top 5 Cricketers

Player Innings Runs Average Hundreds
Sachin Tendulkar 452 18426 44.83 49
Kumar Sangakkara 380 14234 41.98 25
Ricky Ponting 365 13704 42.03 30
Sanath Jayasuriya 433 13430 32.36 28
Virat Kohli 267 13024 57.62 47

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