In the 2023 Asia Cup, Virat Kohli achieves the distinction of being the quickest ODI cricketer to amass 13,000 runs

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During the Asia Cup Super 4 clash against Pakistan, Indian cricketer Virat Kohli achieved the remarkable feat of becoming the quickest ODI player to amass 13,000 runs.

During the Asia Cup Super 4 match against Pakistan at Colombo’s R. Premadasa Stadium in Sri Lanka, Virat Kohli of India achieved a remarkable milestone, becoming the quickest batsman to amass 13,000 runs in One Day Internationals (ODIs). This feat shattered the 34-year-old record set by his compatriot and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, who took 321 innings to achieve the same milestone, while Kohli reached it in just 267 innings. In the process, Kohli also notched up his 47th ODI century. What’s even more impressive is that he has now scored four consecutive centuries at this very stadium, a record he shares with the legendary South African cricketer Hashim Amla for the most centuries at a single venue. Notably, three of these centuries were against Sri Lanka, with two occurring in 2017 and one in 2012.

The fifth participant to achieve this significant milestone

Kohli achieved an impressive feat by amassing 13,000 runs in One Day Internationals (ODIs), securing his position as the fifth player in men’s ODIs to attain such a milestone. Prior to him, cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Sanath Jayasuriya, and Mahela Jayawardene had also accomplished this remarkable feat. What sets Kohli apart is his lightning-fast journey to this milestone, as he reached it in just a fraction of the innings it took Ponting (341) and Sangakkara (363), while Jayasuriya achieved the mark in 416 innings.

The top 5 Cricketers with the highest cumulative runs in One Day Internationals

Sachin Tendulkar4521842644.8349
Kumar Sangakkara3801423441.9825
Ricky Ponting3651370442.0330
Sanath Jayasuriya4331343032.3628
Virat Kohli2671302457.6247
Top 5 Cricketers ODI Runs

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