5 records which Virat Kohli can break: The Sportsrush present before you a list of record which the Indian captain can break during WI ODIs.
During the second ODI of the ongoing India’s tour of West Indies at Port of Spain, India captain Virat Kohli will take the field with a sight on several milestones to be achieved as far as his own batting is concerned.
Having scored 11,286 runs in 237 ODIs at an average of 59.40 and a strike rate of 93 including 41 centuries and 54 half-centuries, Kohli now stands a chance of going past some absolute greats of the game.
The 30-year old right-hand batsman is in such a phase of his career where records will remain in vicinity irrespective of where and which format he plays.
With the first ODI at the Province Stadium in Guyana getting washed out due to rain, India need to win the remaining two ODIs to win the match. In such a situation, runs coming out of Kohli’s bat will serve the dual purpose for both the team and him as well.
5 records which Virat Kohli can break
1) Most runs in ODIs
Kohli is currently at the ninth spot when it comes to most runs scored in ODIs. Even a mediocre two ODIs will see him jumping a spot to reach No. 8. However, a blockbuster series will aid Kohli in jumping two spots to reach No. 7.
Kohli is currently only 78 runs behind surpassing former India captain Sourav Ganguly, who had scored 11,363 runs in 311 matches at an average of 41.02 and a strike rate of 73.70 including 22 centuries and 72 half-centuries. One of the top batsmen of his times, Ganguly might be seen dropping down by a position to No. 9 next week.
The other batsman in Kohli’s reach is former South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis. In what seems to be a daunting task, Kohli needs 294 runs to overdo Kallis. The legendary batsman had scored 11,579 runs in 328 ODIs at an average of 44.36 and a strike rate of 72.89 including 17 centuries and 86 half-centuries.