Virat Kohli Breaks Another Record of Sachin Tendulkar

Virat Kohli of India scored two major goals against South Africa in the first ODI of the series on Wednesday in Paarl. Kohli broke two records in his first ODI since Rohit Sharma took over as full-time captain of the limited-overs team, passing Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and Rahul Dravid.

Soon after coming to bat in the 297-run chase, the former India skipper smashed Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most runs in away ODIs for the squad. Tendulkar scored 5,065 runs in away ODIs, and Kohli now ranks third on the all-time record of most away runs in the fifty-over format, surpassing the Indian legend. While Kumar Sangakkara (5,518) of Sri Lanka is far ahead at the top, Kohli has a chance to overcome Ricky Ponting (5,090) for second place.

Prior to the first ODI, the Indian captain had 1,287 runs against the Proteas, surpassing two Indian batting legends – Dravid and Ganguly – as he hit the 27th run of his innings. Only Tendulkar, who has 2,001 runs against South Africa in ODIs, has more runs than the former Indian skipper. Tendulkar’s record against the Proteas is also the best in the world.

Virat Kohli is currently the sixth-highest run-scorer against South Africa on the all-time list. Kohli is trailing Ricky Ponting (1,879), Kumar Sangakkara (1,789), Steve Waugh (1,581), and Shivnarine Chanderpaul (1,581). (1,559).

Kohli is not captaining the Indian squad for the first time in over five years, regardless of the format. The 33-year-old sent shockwaves through the cricket world last week when he revealed his decision to step down as the side’s Test captain. India had just lost a 1-2 Test series to South Africa when the announcement was made.

South Africa put 296/4 on the board in the first ODI, with skipper Temba Bavuma and Rassie van der Dussen making hundreds. The hosts had won the toss and elected to bat at Paarl, and the Indian bowlers, with the exception of Jasprit Bumrah, who was the most economical in the attack, were indifferent.

Venkatesh Iyer made his ODI debut in this match, while experienced off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin returned to the team after a four-year absence.

Apart from this, you can also read EntertainmentTech, and Health-related articles here: SmallPDFDramacoolSquid Game Season 2Joe Biden net worthCrackstreamThe Matrix 4GokuKung Fu Panda 4Leonardo DiCaprio net worthDiabolik Lovers Season 3Twitch Error 2000Alyson HanniganBrent Rivera net worthEmma Watson net worth444 angel number666 angel number1616 angel number777 angel number333 angel numberDave Portnoy net worthMessi net worthKeanu Reeves net worthThe Equalizer 3The 100 Season 8Gina Carano net worthBruno Mars net worthKissAnimeJim Carrey net worthPDF DriveYoutbeBailey Sarian Net WorthBollyshareAfdahMoviezwapY8JalshamoviezProject Free TVKissasianMangagoJio RockersM4uHDHip dipsM4ufreeNBAstreams XYZCCleaner Browser reviewAvocado CaloriesBear Grylls net worthHighest Paid CEOThe 100 season 8Sundar Pichai net worthGrimes net worth, and, F95Zone.

RECENT POSTS

Cannes Film Festival Winners Full List

On Saturday night, Swedish filmmaker Ruben Stlund led one...

Dissecting Remote Work Post-COVID: What Comes Next?

One of the almost-immediate impacts of COVID-19 was the...

Bill Gates has Multi-Billion Dollar Bet against Tesla: Elon Musk

In a series of tweets directed at rival billionaires,...

How Long Does a Motorcycle Accident Claim Take to Settle in California?

Most motorcycle accident plaintiffs have never had to contend...

Top 9 Questions Your Personal Injury Lawyer Might Ask You

When you're injured, it's tough knowing who to trust...

LIFESTYLE

BUSINESS

TECHNOLOGY

HEALTH

FEATURED STORIES