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Virat Kohli became Fastest Batsman to Score 5000 Runs in ODIs

Nov 22, 2013 11:09 IST

Virat KohliIndian Cricketer Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman to score 5000 runs in one-day internationals when he scored 86 against the West Indies in the first ODI in Kochi on 21 November 2013.

Virat Kohli achieved the feat in just 120 matches and 114 innings. He has so far scored 5005 runs, which included 17 centuries and 27 fifties in his short career.

In terms of innings, Virat Kohli has equalled the record of Sir Viv Richards of West Indies, who also achieved the feat in 114 innings way back in 1987 but it was Viv's 126th match.

Before Kohli, former captain Sourav Ganguly was the fastest to achieve the feat among Indian batsmen in 131 matches and 126 innings. From India, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (135 innings), Gautam Gambhir (135 innings) and Sachin Tendulkar (138 innings) are the next fastest batsmen to reach the 5000 runs in ODIs.

Batsman

Opposition

Match Date

Matches

Innings

Virat Kohli (India)

West Indies

21 Nov 2013

120

114

Viv Richards (WI)

England

30 Jan 1987

126

114

Brian Lara (WI)

South Africa

3 Nov 1997

120

118

Gordon Greenidge (WI)

Pakistan

13 Nov 1990

122

121

AB de Villiers (SA)

England

28 Aug 2012

129

124

Sourav Ganguly (India)

Pakistan

25 Jan 2000

131

126

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