Virat Kohli score 25,000 runs in international cricket
Virat Kohli became the sixth and the fastest batter in the world to score 25,000 runs across formats during the second Test against Australia, which India won by six wickets. He had come into his 492nd match overall with 52 runs needed to reach the milestone. He scored 44 runs in India’s first innings before being dismissed for 20 runs to finish with 25012 runs.
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The other dependable players with more than 25,000 runs across all forms are
- Indian icon Sachin Tendulkar (34357 from 664 matches),
- Sri Lankans Kumar Sangakkara (28016 from 594 matches) and Mahela Jayawardene (25957 from 652 matches),
- Australian Ricky Ponting (27483 from 560 matches) and
- South African Jacques Kallis (25534 from 519 matches).
Career graph of Virat Kohli:
- The 34-year-old Kohli, who made his India debut in 2008, reached the milestone in his 549th innings, the least among the six batters. Tendulkar had taken 577 innings to reach the 25000-run mark while Ponting did it in 588 innings.
- Kohi also has a 53-plus average while making the 25000-plus runs, the highest among the members of the exclusive club with Kallis second at 49.10.
- Kohli has 8195 runs from 106 Tests, 12809 from 271 ODIs and 4008 from 115 T20Is.
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